Why Manual Mode
well there is alot of talking about using fully manual mode, that pros consider manual mode and stuff. Its true that manual mode is the best mode if you want to control everything, and do not want to relay on camera’s judgement. And its also very true that many professional photographers prefer manual mode rather than other modes but i have seen many using Shutter and Aperture priority modes quite often.
Here we gonna talk about how to use manual mode
The Exposure Triangle(Shutter,aperture and iso) is very important in any kind of Photography, and manual mode let you control it. In shutter or aperture priority modes the camera makes many decisions related to the exposure of the image sometimes you do not like what is produced. so you need full manual settings.
In this mode you can change shutter speed, select desired aperture and select iso of your need, mostly i do not want my iso to be more than 800 or so(for less grainy image ). where shutter and aperture settings come in play.
if you are very new to manual mode it might feel too tiresome to change every setting but believe me its the best mode to work in. you will be very used to it with time and can take some amazing shots.
Also if you want to take very dynamic photos and motion freezing shots you can not rely on auto or shutter/aperture priority modes.
For example if you are interested in astrophotography and want to take an image of stars at night, you need to switch to manual mode otherwise it wont work properly. we will discuss the astro photography in detail in another blog but here just telling the usage of manual mode.
the above images were taking using fully manual mode otherwise it wont be possible because camera will try to expose these pics propery and ruined everything
in above image i tried to freeze the water drop. and of-course i was using manual mood to capture this image, i needed a faster shutter-speed to freeze the water but with that i dnt want it to under-expose too much so the setting i used for this particular image were
Iso 100,shutter 1/1250 and aperture f4 using a tripod as well.
simple is that using manual mode improves your photography drastically and makes you a better photographer.
Never stop trying new things, thats what photography is all about. happy photoshooting
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