Not the best picture, but it was taken inside, lit by my monitor (I made a white screen for more light) with the aperture priority to try to get as much in focus as possible. It turned out this means a one-second shutter speed - gulp! It takes a lot of breathing control to keep the camera still for that long.
I still haven't found where I hid my DSLR, but rummaging on the settings on the phone camera reveal that I can adjust the shutter speed if I put it in manual mode.
OK, clearly I need to find instructions for my new phone's camera. I'll swear it has a mind of its own, and not one I can relate to at all!
Also Burra - a friend of mine has a cheap digital camera with no cord. When I opened up the battery compartment, I could see a standard SD card just peeking out. My current computer needs an SD card holder, but some computers have an SD slot, so either of those possibilities might be easier than finding a compatible cord, and much easier than my old hp digital camera which required an actual docking station if you don't want to handle its SD card.
If you sign up for the '30 picture challenge' are there special instructions that come with it?
On my quest for balance (number 13 on the list), I took these photos. Unfortunately, no single photo displays the whole event, but if you imagine them in some sort of animated gif, then it tells a more interesting story.
Also, this is the first time I've tried resizing the image in Digital Photo Professional 4. Not sure how well it will work.
I bought the first book from the A Year With My Camera series. This is an optional companion to the free course and covers the first four months. The book is clear, encouraging and well written. I'm going to really enjoy this method of learning photography.