Have you ever seen a photo and thought to yourself – wow I wish I can do that!
Well if you’re readying this you’re in luck as I’m going to demystify shooting in manual mode and teach you in simple terms how to get shots like these….
WHO’S THIS FOR?
If you’re just beginning or you want to get out of shooting in auto mode – this is for you!
And for the record shooting in aperture priority is also an automatic mode. If you use exposure compensation – you might as well learn how to shoot in manual as it’s essentially the same mindset.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- The fundamentals of photography,
- Aperture (depth of field),
- Shutter speed,
- White balance
- Metering modes,
- Interpreting histograms,
- Focusing methods,
- Learn why you should be shooting in RAW,
- What settings to use in different scenarios,
- Lenses – learn the differences and when to use certain lenses,
- Which camera system to buy,
- Night photography,
- Long exposure photography,
- When the best time to take photos is,
- Learn how to research online to find the perfect photo spots,
- Learn the apps professionals use to plan their shoots,
- And more!
PHOTOGRAPHY ISN’T ABOUT TAKING PICTURES…
BUT MAKING THEM
There’s a lot that goes into making just one image. Which is why you’ll feel a lot of pride and accomplishment when you nail the shot!
Once you know what you’re doing you’ll be “making” photos and not “taking” them. Take a moment and check out this behind the scenes video.
TOP 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY
Learning photography is a skill you’ll undoubtedly use for the rest of your life! It doesn’t matter what camera brand you use – as the fundamentals are the same.
There are several benefits and here are my top 5:
A sense of accomplishment. There’s nothing like the satisfaction of creating art. Especially when you’re doing it with intent (and not by accident).
A new hobby. Sometimes we need a reason to get out the house. Photography will definitely inspire you to go outside.
While I’m talking about the outdoors – you’ll also become a better travel photographer. In fact, you may even plan trips just to take photos.
Become the family photographer. We all know cellphone pictures will not stand the test of time. But high quality images will surely be cherished.
Yes pets are family too!
Another source of income. Once you become proficient you may even get paid to take portraits, or photos of events. Heck, you may even sell some of your landscape or cityscape photos!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
You’ll just need two things…
1: A willingness to learn. As with anything in life, if you want to accomplish anything – you’re going to have to “want it”.
2: A digital camera that is able to shoot in manual mode. Any SLR or mirrorless camera will be fine – no point and shoot cameras. It should go without saying – but you’ll also need a lens.
LEARN HOW TO EDIT RAW FILES
Dialing in the right settings to get the correct exposure is just the beginning as every image needs to be tweaked (even if just by a little bit).
There are several reasons why professionals shoot in the RAW image format. The main reason is you’ll get the most of your camera sensor.
THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING
Take a moment and take a look at my work. There’s no secret as to what and how I’m capturing amazing images. Follow along and I’ll show you exactly how you can do this too!
COMING THIS JUNE!
Starting next month I’ll be uploading videos weekly – so stay tuned!