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Manual Exposure

Manual Exposure Shooting=More Creativity

Generally speaking, a camera sets the exposure using one of the following modes; Fully Automatic (Auto or Program), Semi-automatic methods (Shutter speed or Aperture priority) and fully Manual Exposure.

A Camera does not have a brain, so, it cannot make the correct decision. In most automatic or semi-automatic cases, the camera’s suggested settings do not represent the photographer’s envisioned picture. Therefore, as a creative photographer, you have to use the Manual Exposure to gain control over the camera.

Why Shooting in Manual Exposure

In Manual Exposure shooting, a photographer decides what shutter speed or aperture to use for capturing envisioned images.

In the picture below, I used Program mode. The camera set the exposure correctly; however, it is not the photo that I envisioned.

Shooting in program mode

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In Auto or program mode camera sets the shutter speed and aperture. Therefore, a photographer does not have any control.

Switching to Manual Exposure

Ergo, I shifted to Manual exposure to gain more control. I set a slower shutter speed and higher aperture value. Thereby, I captured my envisioned image. Below is the photo which I used Manual Exposure.

Shooting in Manual Exposure

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By slowing down the shutter speed the moving elements get blurry. In this example, the water is blurry.

Learning Manual Exposure is not that difficult. However, mastering this technique needs more practice.

And here is the good news for you! I scheduled a photography workshop just for mastering the Manual Exposure.

Chasing the Shadows and the Highlights

A 3-week Advanced Photography Workshop in Manual Shooting

In photography, shadows and highlights play a significant role in adding depth to pictures. Understanding highlights and shadows help photographers to compose more artistic and dynamic images.

Chasing Shadows and Highlights is an advanced workshop for photographers who want to take their photography to the next level. It covers shadows and highlights, as well as shapes and textures. Photographers will learn how to spot these elements and use them to create fabulous photographs.

Manual Exposure
Shooting for Highlights is the key for landscape photography. And a little Post-Processing brings back the details.

Chasing Shadows and Highlights workshop is on three consequent Saturdays. Each class consists of a 2-hour classroom session in the morning following by a 3-hour field trip in the afternoon. This is a 15-hour workshop in total, with lots of practical and hands-on experiences.
Colours are so deceiving; therefore, we use only Black and White images.

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For this workshop, you need:

Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera, Lens, Memory Card, Basic knowledge on how to operate your camera in Aperture or Shutter Priority. You will learn and practice Manual shooting in this class.

And lots of questions!

Chasing Shadows and Highlights starts on September 14th, and there are only three more spots left.

Register now to secure your spot.

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