MANUAL MODE

3 Reasons Why Learning Manual Mode will Improve Your Photos

3 Reasons Why Learning Manual Mode will Improve Your Photos

Are you still shooting on AUTO, or one of the semi-automatic modes like Aperture Priority?

Are you wondering WHY anyone bothers to make the switch to manual mode?

There are three damn good reasons why learning and using manual mode will improve your photos, and I’ve gone through them all in this video!

My hope is that if you understand WHY you do something, the whole thing will make so much more sense.

How Do I Get Started Shooting in Manual Mode?

How Do I Get Started Shooting in Manual Mode?

So, you’ve been hearing a lot about shooting in manual mode, and thinking to yourself “Hmmm, I’d like to try manual mode, but i’m still on AUTO, what do I need to do to help me make the switch?”

Well, wonder no more, because that’s where this blog post comes in. 

I’m going to break down the steps you should take, and the things you need to understand before moving on to the next step , so that moving to Manual Mode is a smooth transition. Think of it as your own little roadmap for switching to manual mode 😀

You see, it’s not as simple as turning the dial on your camera to the big “M”, which is where a LOT of people fall down.

So, are you ready? Let’s dig in.

3 Reasons You Should Be Shooting in Manual Mode (and not AV mode!)

3 Reasons You Should Be Shooting in Manual Mode (and not AV mode!)

You have no doubt heard, time and time again, that you should learn how to shoot in manual mode if you want to improve your photography skills - so many times that I bet you are probably sick of hearing it!) 

But exactly WHY is it so darn important? 

Well, that's exactly what we are going to dive into in this blog post :-)

4 Tips for Keeping Up When Shooting in Manual Mode

4 Tips for Keeping Up When Shooting in Manual Mode

One question pops up time and time again when people first consider moving to manual mode, which is:

"How on earth do I keep up with changing my settings when shooting in manual mode, and my kids are running about all over the place?!" 

I hear ya! 

It is a little bit more tricky to be sure, so in this post I'm going to give you a few tips that will hopefully help make the process of keeping up when shooting in manual mode just that little bit easier. 

10 Things You Wish You Knew About Shooting In Manual Mode

10 Things You Wish You Knew About Shooting In Manual Mode

It's been quite a few years now since I made the switch from Aperture Priority Mode to shooting in Manual Mode, and it was one of the BEST things I ever did to improve my photography skills. 

It was like a whole new world opened up to me, and I started TRULY understanding exposure, and in turn, getting the images that I wanted.

Of course, there was a lot to learn, and there are some things I wish I had known before I started!

So, here are 10 things about shooting in Manual Mode that you might just wish you knew..

How To Choose Your Camera Settings in Manual Mode (with examples!)

How To Choose Your Camera Settings in Manual Mode (with examples!)

One of the things I get asked a lot is how to choose your settings when shooting in Manual Mode on your DSLR.  I understand that it can seem a little bit overwhelming at first - you are used to the camera making all of these decisions for you, so it can be difficult to even know where to start!  Never fear though, as today, I'm going to walk you through the steps for choosing your settings in manual mode, and give you some example photos (along with the camera settings too) so you can see it all together.