This past summer, two photographer friends of mine showed me how to use the manual functions of my camera. I was excited! And inspired! And wanted to explain the technical crap in a way that everyone would understand.
Because once you get it?
I thought I would also give a run down in list form of what has been covered so far. I have the Foto Friday category, but a list is always easier to navigate.
Here is what we have covered when it comes to the manual settings on your camera.
The Technical Stuff:
Posts regarding the technical details:
- An explanation of Aperture and of using the Aperture Priority (Av) mode
- An explanation of ISO
- The meaning of White Balance
- Using the Shutter Priority (Tv) Mode – better photos in low light!
- How to use the fully manual mode
Posts about other neat photography stuff:
- High Dynamic Range Editing (HDR)
- Backups and bracketing
- Watermarking your photos
- Lenses and focus (including how to make eyes “pop”)
- Why you need a 50mm lens
- Photo editing (What programs people suggested)
- Macro Photography
- Preventing Photo Theft (It happened to me!)
- An Introduction To Photoshop (Where I started)
- A discussion of Camera Bags and Photography Links
- Summer Photo Tips. You need to use a flash in the hot summer sun. WHAT?
- How To Take Really Crisp Photos
- Back To Basics: Photo Composition
- Taking Photos With A Blurry Background
There are more posts I need to add, and more I need to write. I hope this helps you get started on using your camera’s manual settings, and helps you love photography even more than you already do!