Tips on Shooting on Manual Mode

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by I AM THE MAN, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. I AM THE MAN macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2011
    Hey everyone I just want to get more in depth with shooting in Manual mode-mostly with the Shutter Speed. I can manage to take some decent shots with changing the ISO but I want to get more in depth. Do you guys have any tips and where I should start?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    I would recommend you read something like Brian Petterson's Understanding Exposure. Manual mode only has three variables (aperture, ISO, and shutter speed), so it's not very complicated, but you do need to understand what each variable contributes to the final exposure. Different combinations of the three can center the needle for any given exposure, but creative decisions will dictate which combination to choose. That book does a good job of explaining these sorts of decisions.
  3. I AM THE MAN thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2011
    Alright will do. Thank you very much!
  4. Shiva Dancing macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2011
    Phrasikleia's recommendation is spot on. I have this book and am carefully studying it at present - a very useful read.
  5. fa8362 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    A book might help, but you'll learn best by experimenting with different settings. Then, examine the image differences and note the settings from the exif data.

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