Instruction manuals aren’t exactly a captivating read.
I’ve had a lot of people come to me asking for tips and telling me how frustrated they are with the images they are taking with their camera.
They want to know how they “fix” this and how they “fix” that.
They want to know how to take better pictures.
Test things out on your camera as you read.
Learn what you and your camera are really capable of.
2. Learn how to change your ISO
3. Learn what the wheels on your camera do… which wheel adjusts your aperture and which adjusts your shutter speed.
4. Learn how to turn on/off your on-camera flash, if you have one.
6. If your camera allows you to adjust your focus points, learn how to do it.
My challenge for you this week: Take your camera off Automatic mode, read your manual, and learn some of the neat things your camera (and you!) can do!
The more control you have over your camera, the happier you will be with your pictures.
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Kassi Mortensen says
I just got my first DSLR camera for my birthday! I AM SO excited to figure out how to really use it! 🙂 Point well taken though… And just FYI… I read the basic manual first thing! whoot!
Lizzie - The Dancing Toad Blog says
Congrats on your new camera!! That is SO exciting. I think it’s awesome that you already read the manual and that you REALLY want to learn what your camera does. You won’t regret it. So excited for you!