Shooting in manual mode: when (and how) to take control of your camera

Shooting in manual mode: when (and how) to take control of your camera

Find out how going back to basics can help you take full control of your photography as we explain everything you need to know about shooting in Manual mode.

Manual Mode: the REAL advantages for photographers making the switch

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

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

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

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