Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Manual, part of Photography 101 (2012).
All DSLRs also have a Fully Manual mode. This means that you are controlling both …the Shutter speed and the aperture. Now, why would you want to do this? …Most of the time, you're going to be shooting in one of the Semi Automatic modes. …Either Aperture Priority, or Shutter Priority. …Full Manual, again, gives you full control. …And I can think of two situations where you're likely to want to do this. …One of them is in a studio setting, where you have a completely controlled lighting setup. …Nothing is going to change, and once you've figured out the exact right exposure. …You don't want your camera to change because your light's not changing. …And so, you want to leave it as is. The second situation is when you're learning.…
Going into Fully Manual mode is actually a great way to really, finally, truly …understand what Aparture and Shutter speed mean to your camera. …By going out in your backyard and finding a good exposure, and then adjusting the aperture. …And adjusting the Shutter speed manually, you will finally fully understand what …
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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