Prosciutto, arugula, mozzarella, and roasted red peppers on Tuscan round
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
While away for vacation, I got a new digital SLR camera. This panini was my first real attempt at playing with it, and it's clear I need more practice - I wasn't used to the weight of the camera, looking through a view-finder, and the "double-click", where first the camera focuses, then it takes the picture. The end result was that a lot of my pictures came out blurry, or with weird composition. I am most excited to experiment with the aperture to get nice depth of field. However, what I learned today is that in order to do so I need to get the tripod set up, because of the slow shutter speed associated with small apertures. So although I am happy with the final picture I chose, I know it would have been more awesome had I been using the tripod so I could have achieved a cool "blurring into the distance" effect.