The Playstation 4 is here, well this is good practice on taking pictures of an event. I do realize that I shouldn’t rely too much on the automatic setting, but I thought that this might be a good comparison since the event will still last another day. So I have tomorrow to practice again, but I plan to use the same Fujifilm HS25EXR, but I plan to only use manual all throughout the remaining day. I did take a few shots using manual, but since I had a friend with me, I didn’t want him to wait too long for me to take pictures.
What I learned about the shoot? I love the HS25EXR zoom. It still amazes me. Earlier at the event, it was only the press who were allowed to go in the event area. So I can’t get in. The best way I can get pictures was on the second floor (one floor higher than the event area). Shooting manually while using the zoom is out of the question, since I don’t have a tripod the shots will just be blurry. So I had to use the pro-low light mode while holding the camera steady. I was able to get shots almost at close up, considering I was one floor higher. The quality of the images are not clear, but it did get the job right.
But regardless, I still have to get used to manual. Obviously when I took shots manually, the images were sharper and had better colors while the Low Light mode seems washed out. I did get the shots, but I know it could be improved.
Since I’m here at the event, are you wondering if I plan to get a PS4 myself? Nah, not anytime soon anyway. I’m currently too busy with work and cakes, and I still have a backlog of games to finish on the PS3, PC and the iPad.