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Improve your Outdoor photos by Manual Shooting

On November 14th when we had our Outdoor Photography Workshop here in Abbotsford, the day was cloudy and overcast, but we had a good chance on trying different techniques including Manual Shooting.

Here is what Caroline posted on Facebook about her experience:

  • I took the outdoor photography course last weekend and it was a lot of fun. I learned new tricks I never knew before and how to take better pictures. Thank you for an excellent experience and looking forward to joining more classes.–Caroline Cari

  • Great teaching by Ted and thanks Ed for helping out–Pat Barnum

  • Ted is an excellent instructor. Any question is not too small to have answered. I love the new ideas we were given to use in future photo shoots.”–Alice Campbell

  • Thanks for the course! I learned a lot about manual mode and how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO affect one another.–Ashleigh Graham

For more Testimonials check our students testimonial page.

I would like to thank everyone for joining the class and all the amazing and useful feedbacks we received.

Here are some photos from Saturday Outdoor class:

Manual Shooting

Outdoor Photography Workshop is about learning Manual Shooting

Manual Shooting

In Manual shooting you can be more creative

And here are some photos that Caroline shared with us

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In Manual shooting the background can not change the exposure

Manual Shooting

Caroline controlled the shutter speed to create motion blurred

Manual Shooting

Panning was one of the techniques that carline loved.

Does Manual Shooting really improve the photo quality?

That is a tough question to answer. But as a rule of thumbs, in Manual Shooting you are in full control over the settings and exposure. With this amount of control, you need to be more careful about the exposure and need to constantly check the light and adjust the exposure.

How can you master Manual Shooting?

In short, you need to train your brain to continuously check the light and exposure meter of your camera. Practicing and education are essential in achieving this skill. That is why I arrange the Outdoor Manual Shooting hands on workshops. So pick up an assignment for outdoor shooting and only use manual shooting for this exercise. You may slow down the process of taking your desired photo, but will end up with more impressing pictures at the end of the day.

We are developing another Outdoor Photography Tour for the exquisite Manning Park. Stay tuned for more details next week, as Manning Park Photography Tour is not only about Manual Shooting, but also about Composition and Editing. Yes, you guessed right! We are going to teach Landscape Editing in this wonderful tour. For more information check our Upcoming Classes.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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