Manual Mode: the REAL advantages for photographers making the switch

    | Photography for Beginners | 22/08/2013 00:01am
    Metering from a dark area

    You can never say you’ve mastered your DSLR until you can shoot in manual mode. But relax, it’s easy! In this tutorial we answer all of the common questions about shooting in manual mode, as well as the advantages it can give you.

    How to shoot in manual mode and get it right every time

    | Photography for Beginners | 31/05/2012 12:00pm
    How to shoot in manual mode: switch the dial to M

    Do you find you tend to stay within the auto modes of your digital camera? When your automatic settings deliver great results, it can difficult to think why you should venture beyond.

    But using your manual settings can offer enormous creative potential. Shooting in manual mode takes more experience, but the control it gives you over shutter speed, aperture and overall exposure at the same time means you can not only experiment, but gain new confidence in how to use a camera.

    Manual focus: what you need to know to get sharp images

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 03/05/2012 11:51am
    Manual focus: what you need to know to get sharp images

    Your DSLR has comes with a highly advanced autofocus system, so why on earth would you want to use manual focus? Actually there are some very good reasons – various subjects and environmental conditions either fool the camera, or make it considerably harder to get a good shot in autofocus mode.

    In this tutorial we will show you everything you need to know about how to use manual focus effectively to start getting sharp images everytime.

    Perfect your exposures

    | Photography for Beginners | 08/12/2011 11:07am
    Perfect your exposures

    Learn how to read your camera’s exposure meter and alter key
    camera settings that enable you to get exposures just right