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Are you a beginning photographer ready to get your DSLR camera off auto mode? Or maybe you’re a mom looking to take better photos of your kids. Whatever situation, learning manual mode basics in an invaluable skill. Today’s episode is a bite-sized lesson that will get you off auto mode on your camera!

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The Exposure Triangle

In today’s episode, we’re discussing the three most important keys on the exposure triangle. When working in manual mode, these are the three settings I manipulate the most.

  • Aperture: This is how big the opening on your camera is to let light in. This setting is denoted as “f” and then a number (ex. “f2.8”). The lower the number, the wider the opening and softer background. A higher number means smaller opening a more consistently in focus image throughout.
  • Shutter Speed: This is telling me how fast the shutter is opening and closing. Higher number means faster shutter. Never want to make this number too low, otherwise you’ll get blurry images!
  • ISO: This is the light sensitivity of your camera’s sensor. Higher numbers mean more sensitive. But go too high, and your image will get grainy or noisy!

More tips and information about manual mode basics in the episode!

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April 17, 2023

Get your Camera off Auto with these Manual Mode Basics

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