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How to Use a Manual Lens
How to Use a Manual Lens
Manual lenses are becoming more popular as adapters make it easier to use whatever lens you like. Mark Wallace gives us a tutorial on how to set up your manual lens and throws in some practical tips for when and where a manual lens can be best utilized.
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Why I Shoot in Manual Mode
Why I Shoot in Manual Mode
When it comes to consistency, manual exposure mode is the best mode among the various exposure modes. Other exposure modes include Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, but I use Manual and Aperture Priority exclusively.
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In-Depth Milky Way Timelapse Tutorial for Beginners
In-Depth Milky Way Timelapse Tutorial for Beginners
The thing that you need to keep in mind is that you’ll need some experience in astrophotography before you tackle a timelapse. Finding your way around in pitch darkness isn’t that easy, nor is manually setting your focus and all the accompanying issues that come with night sky photography.
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The Benefits of Using Manual Mode with Auto ISO
The Benefits of Using Manual Mode with Auto ISO
Perry notes that there’s no special name for this feature. To put it into place on a Nikon camera, set your exposure mode to manual, then turn on auto ISO and set the minimum and maximum ISO. These settings are generally similar on other camera brands, but you’ll have to experiment to see how it works on your camera.
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How to Do Light Painting With a Smartphone
How to Do Light Painting With a Smartphone
While smartphone cameras have unquestionably evolved in megapixels and color quality, manual controls haven’t kept up, keeping smartphone cameras as the digital equivalent of a throwaway point-and-shoot film camera—until now. Nokia’s Lumia 1020 introduces specific ISO control, shutter delay, manual focus, and a shutter speed of up to four seconds to create some stunning examples of light painting.
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How to Create a Vintage Photo Effect in Lightroom
How to Create a Vintage Photo Effect in Lightroom
Many photographers hate Instagram because it's too "automatic". This tutorial will teach you how to manually create a vintage photo effect in Lightroom.
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Photography Basics
Photography Basics
Basic manual-mode photography tips for up-and-coming photographers.
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How To Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography
How To Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography
Portraiture can be one of the most satisfying forms of photography for an enthusiastic amateur. The tips below can be of use whether you are using a digital compact, a DSLR camera, or a fully manual SLR.
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Getting to Know Your Flash
Getting to Know Your Flash
When shooting with a hotshoe flash, there are are some common questions. How should I adjust the settings on my flash? How will the manual and TTL modes affect my images? What is flash sync, and more importantly what is first curtain sync and second curtain sync? Where should I point my flash? What is flash zoom? All these questions and more will be answered in this tutorial.
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Star Trail Photography Tips
Star Trail Photography Tips
There are two essentials to know before going out to shoot stars your first time. I set my camera to M (manual) and use some specific settings. The Earth is rotating, after about 15 seconds, you will start to get blurring in your stars.
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Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode
Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode
How do the semi-automatic functions work? They allow you to choose one setting (either aperture or shutter speed), while the camera chooses the other. That way you can be a little bit creative, but with the safety net of knowing your camera will make sure your exposure is correct.
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How to Use the Manual Mode on a Digital SLR Camera
How to Use the Manual Mode on a Digital SLR Camera
Firstly, switch the Mode dial to M. The camera is now in full manual exposure mode. The main dial behind the shutter will now give you access to shutter speeds. Typically these range from Bulb setting (shutter stays open for as long as you press it) to 30 seconds to 1/4000 sec.
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Shutter Speed and Aperture Priority Modes on Cameras
Shutter Speed and Aperture Priority Modes on Cameras
All DSLR cameras and most compact digital cameras have manual and automatic modes, but they also offer semi-automatic modes. That means you can be a little creative, and still allow the camera to control the exposure for you.
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Top 10 Mistakes of Beginner Photographers
Top 10 Mistakes of Beginner Photographers
When you’re learning, the best you can do is to learn to adjust the settings on manual. That way you can figure out what you did wrong. Shooting on auto will not tell you much when you’re trying to troubleshoot.
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Digital SLR Camera Tripod Guide
Digital SLR Camera Tripod Guide
If you like to adjust your exposure settings, use a telephoto lens, or if you just want to experiment with the manual settings on your SLR, then you need a tripod.
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