Once upon a time there was a blog post where I gave annoying example after annoying example of the difference in automatic versus manual mode.
And this would be that blog post. :)
I'm going to apologize in advance if this annoys you or isn't your thing. BUT, photography is my thing. It's my lense through which I see the world. My life journal. The lyrics to my life song.
I've wanted to learn manual mode for a long time. And like I shared in my fair post, I'm in the beginning stages of learning what works and what doesn't. And I'm learning! It's an exciting, slightly intimidating journey to start on. With more knowledge comes more opportunity for criticism. From myself and others. But we all have to start somewhere....... This is my somewhere.
Something I've been doing a LOT of is take a picture in manual mode, using the knowledge I have to correctly set the ISO, etc. and then take the same shot using the automatic feature....to see if there's a difference. I am surprised every single time by the big difference manual mode truly makes.
I'm not near as good as I'd like to be (with all the techincal stuff....I like my styling eye just fine)...
BUT, I'm being brave and learning. I'm deciding to put myself (and my learning pictures) out for the world to see, maybe inspiring a few others to try something new and let others in on the process?
A hidden life is so much safer. What I'm finding lately is that being an open, creative, brave person is equal parts frightening and exhilarating.