Manual Mode

Sunday, January 10, 2016

One of my New Years goals this year was to learn to use our Canon camera in manual mode. I've had the camera for years and it takes gorgeous photos, but I know it can take even better ones if I get myself off of auto. I've tried reading and learning that way but it just doesn't stick. I've also tried using the "P" mode (I'm such a novice I don't even know what that stands for, haha) where one aspect of the settings is set and you manipulate the others yourself, but even then I felt I wasn't learning well. So I'm going cold turkey. Full Manual Mode (with auto-focus). I realize that the key to learning is to practice so I'm trying to be cognoscente to grab my camera more often rather than relying on my iPhone. 
While I won't make promises to publish pics weekly I am hoping to also record my process. I think the "pressure" of posting pics online will help me stick with it. 

Here's a few from my first week:


 Clearly I have a long way to go but at least not every pic I took was fuzzy! It definitely easier on things that are still -- hence less pics of our littlest member! I'm really hope I stick with this goal and see progress throughout the year.

1 comment:

Jessica G. said...

It took me years to get to the point to commit to shoot in manual. And it was a frustrating learning process because I hated ruining pictures (or more not capturing moments I wanted to capture). But now that I know, I am able to experiment a lot more and get pictures how I want them to be…though I feel like I still have so much to learn.

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