Sunday, July 23, 2006

07/23/06: Get In Gear -- Go MANUAL!

Get In Gear -- Go MANUAL!

I have always preferred driving a manual transmission car over an automatic. Many who like driving stick shift cars will tell you what they like most is feeling like they have more control over the car.

You can have more control over your digital SLR by switching to manual mode. If you find that your camera is sometimes giving you inconsistent results when shooting in program mode…you need to try shooting manually. While there are plenty of shooting situations for aperture or shutter priority modes, you may find that by shooting in fully manual you’ll force yourself to learn more about your camera and its’ capabilities. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, try shooting in manual focus mode and use white balance presets other than “auto.”

If you are shooting in auto or program mode all the time you are essentially admitting that the camera is smarter than you. You can prove otherwise…it won’t be long before you discover situations where you‘ll get better results by shooting in manual mode.


Anonymous lauri said...

From one stick shift driver and manual shooter to another, great post!

7:19 PM, July 30, 2006  

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