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#mlmanualmonday - shooting in manual mode

Well, I'm a day late for this post. In my defense, I took the picture on #mlmanualmonday. Does that count?! I was just having so much fun with my portrait sessions, that I got caught up posting the beautiful pictures!

That being said, I was exhausted last night. I was holding the camera, willing myself to go outside after I had just put a very irritable, potty-training toddler to bed. So I was sitting in the sofa, when I saw my subject. 

This is what my husband and I look like at 7:30pm. We are both working parents. So as I sat on the sofa, trying to decide whether to go out of the house to capture my shot, I decided to capture the moment in time that I sat here. 

One of my favorite sources for photo prompts, #thebethadillychallenge, had a prompt the other day: {my view today}. Well, this is it, folks. But I wouldn't change it for the world.

Photo: ISO 800, f/1.8, 1/40, 85mm lens

I knew I had to capture this with the lowest ISO possible in low lighting, but I didn't want to sacrifice the quality. So to compensate, I shot at a low shutter speed (1/40) since my subject obviously wasn't moving. I kept the aperture low (letting in a lot of light!) so I could keep that ISO down. 

Check out other #mlmanualmonday posts and also take a look at my artistic/creative portfolio for more awesome photos!