Camera Settings 03
We have previously covered the key settings and semi-automatic modes, so lets have a look at manual mode!
Manual mode allows you to adjust the aperture, shutter speed and ISO, providing full control over the photographs you take. If you have fully understood and practised our previous tutorials, there is no reason why you shouldn't go out and start experimenting. To give you a helping hand, here are a few additional tips and general rules:
When holding the camera free hand make sure you use a fast shutter speed. Most suggest that 1/60 and above is best.
Changing your camera to save in CR2 (or equivalent) file format will ensure the highest of quality images.
Keep an eye on your ISO value, as higher values tend to result in a grainy effect.
Rule of Thirds
Splitting photographs into thirds can go a long way to ensuring a well balanced image.
The brain enjoys repetition and therefore introducing symmetry into your photographs, can be a good way to gain attention.
Perspectives can be very influential in an image, as they direct your eyes to a chosen focal point.
Adjusting the focal depth is a fantastic way of adding extra drama to a photograph. Similary to perspectives it can direct your eyes to a chosen focal point.
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