It’s Not Too Difficult! Really. You can learn to use your camera on Manual mode

Most people who buy a high-quality camera rely too much on the automatic exposure modes. This is our experience with our Chiang Mai Photo Workshops. Most of our customers come to us with their cameras set on auto … but not many of them leave them like that after spending even just a short time with us learning the benefits of manual exposure.In this video, I explain some of the reasons why and encourage you that it’s really not so difficult, it just takes some study and some practice.

Some Helpful Tips On How To Use The Aperture Settings More Effectively

Here are some helpful tips on how to use your aperture setting more effective to make more creative photographs.

Having a good understanding of what the aperture is and the effect different aperture settings can have on your photos will enable you to be much more creative with your photography. If you are using aperture priority mode this is a good start, but learning how to use manual mode so you have full control over your exposure, not just control of the aperture, will free you up to become more creative and really begin to develop your own photographic style. This will help you make photos that really stand out from the average photos that most people make using an auto mode on their cameras.

Understanding How To Use Shutter Speed Creatively

Understanding the shutter speed setting on your camera and how it plays a role in the exposure triangle is important and can help you be a more creative photographer.

How to and When to Alter Your ISO Setting

Many people who join one of our Chiang Mai Photo Workshops do not have a clear idea of what the ISO setting on their camera is or how to use it effectively. It’s important to understand ISO and know when you Many people who join one of our Chiang Mai Photo Workshops do not have a clear idea of what the ISO setting on their camera is or how to use it effectively. It’s important to understand ISO and know when you need to alter the setting. When the light is too low for you to maintain a fast enough shutter speed, this is a good time to raise your ISO to a higher setting because this makes the sensor more responsive to light. In bright light you are best to keep your sensor low.

In this video, I cover some of the very basics of ISO and how to use it. If you’d like to learn more click on the link below to enroll in our online course “Master Your Camera, Master Your creativity” In this course I cover ISO more extensively and I also teach about aperture setting and shutter speed setting, how they work and when to alter them. I also cover the creative aspects of how and when to make change your exposure triangle settings.Many people who join one of our Chiang Mai Photo Workshops do not have a clear idea of what the ISO setting on their camera is or how to use it effectively. It’s important to understand ISO and know when you need to alter the setting. When the light is too low for you to maintain a fast enough shutter speed, this is a good time to raise your ISO to a higher setting because this makes the sensor more responsive to light. In bright light you are best to keep your sensor low.

How To Make Photos That Are Not Like Everyone Else’s

Manual mode on a camera is really not that difficult. Sure, it takes some commitment to learn how to use it at first, but once you can manage your shutter speed, aperture, and ISO and know how to read the light, you will be free to be so much more creative with your camera. Your photography will be different than most people’s because most people let the camera control the exposure, which tends to make more boring photos that look much the same as everyone else’s.

Taking creative control of your camera by switching it to manual mode, and learning to use manual mode well, will enable you to make photos that stand out from the crowd and be more distinctive wherever you share them on social media.

It is so easy these days to set your camera manually, just looking at your camera’s monitor. You can see what’s happening as you change your shutter and aperture settings so you can clearly see what parts of your photograph will be exposed well. If your camera does not have this feature then you need to learn to read the graphic display of the exposure meter. It take some time and commitment, but so does learning any creative art form.

Seeing the Light

Learning to see and recognize different lighting conditions will help you develop your photography more creatively. Taking control of your exposure using manual mode will enable you to make photographs that you would be much more difficult on any of your camera’s auto or scene modes.

 

Get Your Photos Looking Fantastic!

Learning to use your exposure meter and/or your camera’s monitor to allow you to manually expose your photographs will free you up to become more creative with your camera.

Do It The Easy Way!

Learb how not to be distracted from the real art of photography.

Light Is The Essence Of Photography

Lighting really is the essence of photography. The more you can get a feel for it the more outstanding your photos will be.

How To Make Your Photos Really POP By Focusing On One Main Subject

Learning to have your main subject really stand out in your photos will have your friends clicking ‘Like’ a lot more when you share them.