Our white Lady Banks rose bush is starting to bloom. I took the opportunity to learn more about how to use my camera. Over several sessions, I must have taken close to 100 photos of the same three or four flowers. Mostly what I learned is white flowers wash out easily.
Modes I used: aperture, manual, automatic without flash, close-up flower (which popped up the flash and really washed out the roses). Interestingly, the best results I had were in manual mode, when I intentionally underexposed the rose just a little. I didn’t think I’d ever use manual mode successfully; I have taken lots of overexposed photos in manual mode. I still have a lot to learn.