Since I got my Nikon D5000 camera at Christmas, I’ve been wanting to try to learn how to take better pictures. Through some research, I learned that the best way to take better pictures is to get off auto mode and be in control of your settings. Up until last weekend, I had trouble comprehending the basics (aperture, shutter speed, etc.) Well, last weekend I purchased the Get Me Off of Auto Photography eBook on Designer Digitals and let me tell you, I totally get it now….well, not totally, but I’m definitely on my way.
Yesterday, I decided to play around with my camera (in between cleaning spurts) and got a little courage to try manual mode.
How cool is this?! It was gloomy & rainy outside but look how great the lighting is in this pic!
I cannot believe the lighting in this photo. For 3+ years I have never been able to get the lighting this great and the color this accurate in pics without a little bit of tweaking. By the way, all these photos are unedited (except for the last one where I did a little bit of cropping).
You can bet that I will be shooting more & more in manual mode from now on!
Are you a photographer (professional or amateur)? Do you have a favorite mode or settings that you shoot with? Let me know, I’d love to hear!Pin It