How I’m learning to shoot in manual
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I’ve had my Canon T2i (you can find the latest version here) for exactly five and half years now and I’ve yet to turn that little dial out of Auto mode even once. SUCH a waste, right? Tell me I’m not alone.
While I know that even in Auto, the pictures I’m snapping are loads better than what I was able to get with our old point and shoot, I also know that I’m not coming anywhere close to reaching the potential of my camera or my photographs. Learning how to shoot in manual has been on my mind since that very first moment I picked up our new camera. I’ve always used it as a glorified point and shoot with the hopes that someday my skills could grow into it so to speak. Well my friends, someday has arrived! So why now you ask? Well, as my good friend Abby said, because January is the time you finally make yourself take on those things you’ve been putting off forever!
So, how am I going to FINALLY learn how to use my camera? Well, after far too many failed attempts to read through the book that came with our camera, I’ve given up and signed myself up for the most brilliant set of classes at Shoot Fly Shoot! These classes are geared toward the average “Joe (or Jane?) Blow” with absolutely no prior photography knowledge, just ready to learn the ins and outs of a DSLR. They’re offered online, which means I can work through them at my own pace whenever I can fit them into my
insanely crazy busy life. The classes are broken down into several videos, each one focusing on a single concept of shooting in manual mode (aperture, ISO, shutter speed, ect). I have complete faith that our photo albums (not to mention my blog photos) are going to look a zillion times better once I make my way through these awesome classes!
So, for all of you out there that own a DSLR camera, but have no idea how to use it – this one’s for you! I’ve signed myself up for Photography 101, 102 and Lightroom 5 and I would LOVE for you to join me with whatever classes you might benefit from too! I’ve heard nothing but AMAZING things about Shoot Fly Shoot and I am SO darn excited to get started!
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Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!