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Shooting in Manual: Step-by-Step

Shooting in Manual: Step by Step

Have you made the move to manual or are you hanging onto one of the auto modes? As you’re probably realizing, shooting in manual mode isn’t always easy (at least not at first), but the control it gives you over aperture, shutter speed and overall exposure is well worth it.

With that said, today we are finally pulling together all the pieces we’ve been building over the past month or so. In fact, we are going to walk you through the steps we take to shoot in manual. If you’ve been following along, this may be nothing more than a review. On the other hand, if you’re just now joining our photography series, this is a great time to catch up on the basics.

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Getting to Know Your Camera: ISO Basics

Getting to know your camera: ISO Basics

You might be a photographer if you step outside, see that it’s overcast and run back inside to grab your camera. Especially for momtographers with young children who don’t always last until that beautiful “golden hour,” overcast days are our best friend. In fact, finding the right light is a big deal. It’s an even bigger deal when our available light is less than ideal.  

If you’ve been following our “Getting to Know Your Camera” series, then you’ve already been exploring two of three components of the “Exposure Triangle.” You’ll recall that aperture measures how wide the opening is that allows light into the camera; shutter speed then measures how long the shutter stays open to allow light in. ISO is the final component of the triangle and it measures our camera’s sensitivity to the light. Today we explore ISO speed a little further. 

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Getting to Know Your Camera: Aperture Basics

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Great light, thoughtful composition and an understanding of aperture are the most important aspects of achieving beautiful photography. If you’ve found yourself drooling over photographs you see on Facebook that seem to turn your friends’ children into models cast against dreamy backgrounds, then pay attention. Those photos are created and controlled by your camera’s aperture.

We’re starting here because aperture can be one of the most complicated and frustrating parts of getting to know your camera. That said, once you understand the power of aperture and how to utilize it, everything else will fall into place. 

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