What Is The Best Way For Learning Manual Shooting
Learning Manual Shooting sounds very complicated, doesn’t it? You need to remember to set the exposure, check the shutter speed, ISO, and Aperture. If you miss a step, the pictures get dark or bright. This is what many new photographers struggle with, and then decide to keep shooting in AUTO Mode!
Why Learn Manual Shooting?
Shooting in Auto Mode is the biggest mistake! A camera does not have a brain, so it cannot understand your artistic view, neither what part of the scene is your main subject, by learning Manual shooting you can force your camera to set the exposure for your targeted subject in the scene.
Isn't Manual Shooting Too Complicated?
There isn’t a simple “Yes or No” answer for this question. It all depends on how you learn photography and its principles. The manual shooting is the preferred technique for almost all serious photographers. Below are some sample photos that show why you need to invest your time for learning Manual shooting.
Manual Shooting in Landscape Photography
In our Digital Camera Bootcamp Program, I teach the students how to start in Semi-Automatic mode (Shutter priority or Aperture priority) and eventually teach them how to shoot in manual mode.
Shooting in Manual Mode
Another advantage of manual shooting is to set the exposure correctly for the ambient light and keep taking photos till the light changes. Snow, water and sand reflect too much light and make the camera to under expose the photos. In this photo I used aperture priority.
Do you want to learn Manual Shooting?
Digital Camera Bootcamp covers everything from starting the camera all the way to manual settings. If you already know how to operate your digital camera and want to master the manual exposure, consider our Night Photography Class.
Night Photography Class is a 3 hour outdoor workshop for intermediate photographers. It is scheduled for March 22nd. Check the link for more information.
Night Photography Class
Night Photography Class
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Ted and the Omnilargess Team