From auto to manual mode in 5 steps

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  1. Ricardo Martinez

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    Hello guys, for any of you considering making the transition from auto mode to manual mode I have a new post on my blog that describes how I did it in 5 steps.

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    Check it out and share it with anyone who might need it.

    Thank you
    Rick


     
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    I thought there is one step. What are the five steps?

    Please post it on here so we don't have to click offsite.
     
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    1. Auto=Auto(matic mode).
    2. Turn mode dial to P(rogram mode).
    3. Turn mode dial to S(hutter priority mode).
    4. Turn mode dial to A(perture priority mode).
    5. Turn mode dial to M(anual).
     
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    I agree with sparky................:)
     
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    Whoa! I counted the steps turning the dial in the opposite direction takes 6 steps!
     
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    At least you had a laugh!
     
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    Cool! Now you can charge 20% more!
     
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    I am curious as to what you wrote. Please post the 5 steps.
     
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    I have a small blog (5 post to be exact) for beginning photographers. My intention was to explain what I did and it what order. I first suggest to do look up for the concept of the exposure triangle. Second to pick out the pictures taken in auto mode which ones they like most and to take note of the ISO, aperture and SS. Third to try and recreate the pictures from the second step in aperture priority and/or shutter priority. Fourth to recreate the pictures in complete manual mode and fifth to change individual settings (aperture, SS or ISO) to get a different look for example more or less depth of field or a brighter looking image, etc.

    I go on to explain that I don't think that shooting in manual mode makes you a better photogrpaher it just gives more flexiblity in the creative process and that most of the time composition is more important. That's the way I did it and it might not be the best way to do it but it made it fun and less of a task, at least for me.
     
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    Thank you very much for the steps. :1247:
     
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    No problem
     
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    Am I the only one that finds it sketchy when a new member comes on and tries to "Teach" people something in a link while at the same time blocking me from seeing their forum profile?

    Really not a good way to instill trust in the very people you're trying to get to click on your blog.
     

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