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. 


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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)!

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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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