Shooting in Manual Mode: Are You Friends With Your Camera?

By: Jennifer Little

Are you friends with your camera?

In order to feel connected to your camera, you need to get to know it. Pull out your owner’s manual so that you can locate the camera settings we will discuss. Then set your camera to manual mode, and let’s discuss her strengths.

  • Camera Meter: Measures how bright or dark your subject is
  • Aperture: How large or small the opening of your lens is
  • Shutter Speed: The speed in which your shutter opens and closes
  • ISO: How sensitive your image sensor is to light
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