It was a low light / high movement situation; probably not the best for a newbie.
The full info about the shot is here. Was it the flash? The sun? The settings? Could I do it again, on purpose?
I really want to learn the science of light. The art can’t come till I master the science. The engineer in me wants a formula: x amount of available light, combined with y aperture and z exposure causes xyz effect. I want a chart, a sliding scale table, something where I can do an equation to get the effect I want. I won’t be ready to set my inner artist loose till I’ve figured out what the heck I’m doing with the science. I DON’T want to learn photography like I did music.
Anybody know a good book on the science of light?