How To Shoot in Manual – New Blog Series!

Hello friends! I am so excited to announce a new blog series – How To Shoot in Manual. I’m passionate about teaching other photography lovers how to shoot on DSLR cameras.

DSLR stands for “Digital Single-Lens Reflex” and is more easily identified as that fancy camera which allows you to change out lenses and shoot in manual mode. I’ve noticed in the last few years that a lot of people own these, but there is this huge lie today among mainstream consumerism that if you buy a semi-pro camera, you’re going to get better photos. The truth is, if you’re shooting in auto, you’re missing out!

Here is evidence:

These two images above are SOOC (straight out of camera!), meaning I didn’t edit them at all. The left was shot in auto mode. The right was 100% manual. Have I convinced you yet? See how much a DSLR can do when you know how to adjust your settings?!

In this 6 week blog blog series, we’ll talk all about how to shoot in manual mode. We’re going to chat about the exposure triangle, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. We’ll get to know how each one affects light, and how they also each affect other aspects of the image, so getting the perfect balance is key!

Next week, we’ll do an overview on the three main settings that affect exposure, and I’ll share the order I like to set them in and why! Be sure to check back each Thursday for a new tip and some fun challenges!

If you’d like some one-on-one coaching to better understand your DSLR, you can also set up a one hour in-person coaching session with me! I have a passion for teaching and would love to meet you! Get in touch at

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  • Cassandra Denna

    I have a very small photography side business. I’ve been taking pictures since forever! Lol but the past 2 years i have been practicing on family and friends. I feel that with each session I have I learn more and more. I am totally in love with photography and would love to follow your blog each week!

    Thank you,


      Cassandra, that is so exciting to hear! Isn’t it amazing that this is not only an art, but it’s a science that we can learn to master and exponentially grow in without a learning cap?! It keeps it interesting! Thank you so much for following my blog. It means more than you know! Stay in touch, and I hope to meet you someday!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle

    Love this!!!! Can I sign up for a one on one editing class lol I need it!!!ReplyCancel

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