8/19/13

Camera Talk: Shooting in Manual Mode and a Giveaway

On Saturday, I went to Kristen Duke's "Say NO to Auto" Photography Class. I learned a ton about using my camera in Manual Mode. I have to admit, it does take a little more thought to shoot in Manual. But the difference in the quality of photos between Automatic and Manual is amazing. 


Like my camera strap? See how the free tutorial here and make one too! 
And although it can be overwhelming at first, it is possible to learn! :) I have a Canon Rebel, which I usually shoot in the 'CA' mode with the flash turned off. But after the class, I am ready to shoot in Manual Mode! Below you can see an example of "Manual Mode vs Automatic Mode".


Comparison of Manual vs Auto  (Image Source Here) 
I now own this book, "Say NO to Auto" which I am going to keep in my bag. It's kind of like a 'cheat sheet' for shooting in various lighting conditions until I get more comfortable with knowing what settings to use and when. Whether you take photos of your kids/grandkids, you are a blogger, or you have aspirations of running your own photography business-- shooting in manual allows you to really capture the moment in the most beautiful way. 


See more about the "Say NO to Auto" book here
And since we are talking cameras, I am excited to bring you a really fun giveaway from my newest sponsor, Sassy Steals!


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To celebrate the joy of capturing life's great moments with a camera, Sassy Steals is giving away a Polaroid 300 plus film to one lucky winner. 

The Polaroid 300 takes business card size instant color photos, It is has an auto adjust falsh, electronic shutter 1/60 second, and manual exposure compensation. It has four scene settings to help capture the perfect shot in any light. The camera works with Polaroid 300 instant film and comes in purple, blue or black (winner chooses color)!

Want to win this fun camera from Sassy Steals? Simply use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway



So do you 'say NO to auto'-- are you shooting in Manual mode? What camera do you use the most to capture the joy of everyday life? 

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31 comments:

  1. I love to bake cakes! That would be what I'd take pictures of if I were lucky enough to win! Thanks for the chance at winning!

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  2. If I win i would probably take pics of my kiddos :-)

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  3. I'd love to take pictures of me and my hubby together.

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  4. Awesome giveaway! I know I would use this to take pictures of my family! Thanks so much:-)

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  5. Awesome giveaway! I know I would use this to take pictures of my family! Thanks so much:-)

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  6. I have 3 kids and another on the way...I would take pics of EVERYTHING!

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  7. I would take pictures of me and my friends during our freshman year!

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  8. I would take pictures of me and my friends during our freshman year!

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  9. I would love to take pictures of everything. I have wanted this camera for 2 + years now. My husband & I love to travel and it would be a fun way to document the places we go!

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  10. I would love to win so I can take better blog pictures :)

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  11. I would take some nature shots.

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  12. I would take pictures of my little girl...I'm always taking pictures of her, so this would be a fun, instant way to do that.

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  13. I have been dying to get my hands on one of these cameras!!!!! I would absolutely LOVE to win one!!!

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  14. Yes! When I started shooting in manual this spring, it was a total "aha moment!" You can actually pinpoint the post on my blog where I started using manual by the huge jump in photo quality- yikes! Plus, Craftgawker started actually accepting my submissions, which is a definite plus, LOL! I still have so much to learn about using my camera to its full potential-I will definitely be checking out Kristen's books. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  15. I like to take pictures of my girls.

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  16. I would take pictures of my family... I'm just now getting into photography so I just about shoot anything.

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  17. If I won, I would take pictures of my dogs and my better half - we need more pictures!

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  18. I would love to take pictures of my 3 kids. amypugmire@live.com

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  19. Would love to win to get some pics of my kiddos together - especially useful with so many fun holidays fast approaching (Halloween in particular).

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  20. Just signed up for the Sassy Steals newsletter megancrose@gmail.com :)

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  21. I'd take photos of my kiddos :)

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  22. I would give this to my daughter for Christmas. She is a budding photographer.

    Shannon
    Domestic Engineer's Union

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  23. this would be perfect for project life! great giveaway samantha!

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  24. My 5 kids! And our chickens and dogs. lol

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  25. i would take a ton of pics of my rescue dog!

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  26. If I win, I would take pictures of myself with my friends.

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  27. my students to feature them when they are awarded as student of the week!

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  28. I would take pictures of my kids!

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  29. I would love to win this unique camera, with this I could take pictures of nature, and the various concerts I attend!

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  30. I would love to win this unique camera, with this I could take pictures of nature, and the various concerts I attend!

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