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Manual Shooting

Landscape Photography and Manual Shooting

In photography, Manual Shooting has many benefits. Generally speaking, in manual shooting, you control the exposure the way that you envisioned the image, so your camera cannot interfere with the settings.

What are the advantages of Manual Shotting?

Firstly, in manual shotting, photographers make sure that the photographs are correctly exposed. For instance, you may want to take a picture of a bird fly in the sky. Even though you use the spot metering, the camera may set the exposure inaccurate. Therefore, the bird would be underexposed.

However, in Landscape photography, you can successfully use a semi-automatic (aperture or shutter priority) settings. Thus there are times, especially in high contrast lighting, that the camera cannot make the correct exposure for your main subject. In fact, most landscape photographers prefer manual shooting for the same reason. 

Manual Shooting

Manual Shooting
In high contrast light condition, Manual shooting provides more accurate exposure.

So, are you a Manual Shooter?

If you haven’t tried manual shooting yet, I encourage you to start shooting in manual. As a matter of fact, 90% of my students shoot in manual and do not want to go back to the other settings. 

But Shooting Manually is hard, isn’t it?

In reality, manual shooting is not difficult at all. You just need to learn the guidelines and practice them. When you master these guidelines, you will find out that manual shooting is more fun!

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Manual shooting
Manual shooting allows photographers to decide how to set the exposure according to the main subject.

Are you ready for shooting in manual?

If so, I have good news for you! Join me on November 9th for an Outdoor Photowalk. I will show you how effortlessly the Manual Shooting is.

There are only three more spots left for this fantastic workshop. Register today to secure your spot.

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Are you new in digital photography?

At Omnilargess, we offer photography classes for all levels. If you are new in digital photography, check out our Photography Bootcamp. The Photography Bootcamp is a complete photography program that walks you from camera settings all the way to Manual Shooting. 

Photography Bootcamp

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Digital Photography Bootcamp is a 6-week program

Do you want to learn more about Photography Bootcamp?

Photography Bootcamp is a six-week photography program. It includes two field trips, one for daytime and one for nighttime photography techniques. 

I dedicate a good portion of our  Digital Photography Bootcamp to discuss many hidden features of camera settings and composition. Bootcamp is one of our most popular photography courses, where I explain the Exposure, Composition, and much more.

The next Bootcamp starts on February 19th, 2020. There are a few spots left.

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Bootcamp Schedule:

Wednesday, February 19th and 26th, 6:00-9:00 pm

Wednesday, March 4th, 11th, 18th, from 6:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, March 21st, from 9:30am-12:30pm

Wednesday, March 25th and April 1st, from 6:00-9:00 pm

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