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Shooting in Manual Mode – AKA How to Take Great Pictures

This post was first published in January 2012. With the new Shooting in Manual blog series I thought it would be great to share again! I’ll just go ahead and admit it:  shooting in manual used to freak me out.  Me?  Shoot manual?  That’s crazy talk!  Hey, I’m not a technical person…what can I say? Instead […]

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Sat. Feb 4, 2012 - 9:19 pm

Melissa - Manual is the way to go. Great post

Sun. Feb 5, 2012 - 12:12 am

Brandy - thank you Melissa! yes Manual is the bomb diggity! :)

Thu. Feb 9, 2012 - 9:22 pm

Abby - Makes me want to start playing with my camera! Yay!

Thu. Feb 9, 2012 - 10:21 pm

Brandy - do it Abby! so much photo fun. even better try a class sometime! xoxo B

Tue. Feb 14, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Roxana @ comfy space - amazing photos and tips <3

xoxo, Roxana

Tue. Feb 14, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Vivian - Hi Bella!! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a cute comment!! :D
I’m glad you liked the scarf because it was my first attempt of knitting! :D

Those tips that you suggest are very nice!!! I will definitely try them!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!


P.S. your blog is soooooooooooo nice!!!

Tue. Feb 14, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Brandy - the scarf is awesome! I started knitting in the summer but sorta kinda forgot how. lol will try to knit again soon! awww thanks! and you’re welcome, have fun shooting! xoxo b

Tue. Feb 14, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Brandy - thank you Roxana! xoxo

Mon. Apr 16, 2012 - 3:18 am

Alisha - Excellent post and photos! Some great ideas there. I would have loved to have seen the camera settings for each photo – I’m still learning and need these little tricks!

Fri. Apr 27, 2012 - 2:43 am

Sandra - I love these examples they are most helpful! I love those two shots of you and Brandon against a blurred graffiti wall. That blurred and colourful background enhances the final composition!

Thu. May 17, 2012 - 9:32 pm

Brandy - Thanks Sandra! I got crazy excited when I spotted that wall… I just *knew* I wanted to blur the background into lots of color! :)

ISO – The Basics

If you’ve been following along with my Shooting in Manual series and practicing with your camera then YAY! I mean hey, you’ve come a long way from pressing the shutter in the dreaded “M” mode and getting a blindingly white picture of nothing. Or a major blur of who-knows-what. Right?? Well in this post we’ll be focusing […]

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Shooting in Manual Mode – Quick Tips for Photography

This post was first published in June 2012. With the new Shooting in Manual blog series I thought it would be great to share again! If you’re learning to shoot in manual (or just want to brush up on your photography skills) this is the perfect reference to have on hand during your shooting practice. So pin it, share it, save it […]

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Tue. Jun 26, 2012 - 11:22 pm

Joanna W. - Thank you!! So much more helpful than me having to go back to my old photography notes all the time!

Sun. Jul 1, 2012 - 11:04 pm

laura - This is such a cute and helpful piece of art!

Wed. Jul 4, 2012 - 10:20 am

natalie walsh - I’ve seen a bunch of these “cheat sheets” this is the first one that made actual sense thank you so much

Thu. Jul 5, 2012 - 12:10 am

Brandy - yay! glad to hear you are enjoying it! :) xoxo B

Thu. Jul 5, 2012 - 12:12 am

Brandy - Thank you Laura!

Thu. Jul 12, 2012 - 11:12 am

Amy - LOVE IT! I have been trying to “grasp” all the technology and this graphic is the first to really make sense for me, thank you so much!!!

Thu. Jul 12, 2012 - 11:27 am

Kate - Thanks! SO helpful!

Fri. Jul 13, 2012 - 12:01 am

Brandy - yay!! so happy to hear this! enjoy!

Fri. Jul 13, 2012 - 12:01 am

Brandy - you’re so welcome Kate! xoxo

Fri. Jul 13, 2012 - 12:01 am

Brandy - yes, it’s quite handy! happy shooting! :)

Thu. Oct 24, 2013 - 1:48 pm

Elena - Hola, I want download this amazing and useful cheat sheet but I can’t, I don’t know why. Can you send it to me, please?
Lots of thanks from Barcelona

Fri. Oct 25, 2013 - 10:17 pm

Brandy - Hi Elena! So sorry about that! There is now a link you can click to print or save the guide (just under the picture) thanks so much! xo B

Aperture vs. Shutter Speed

This post is part of my new Shooting in Manual series. I hope you are enjoying these photography posts! Have photography questions? Be sure to leave any questions you have in the comments below. Have fun! So now that we know more about aperture and shutter speed and what they can do for a photo […]

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Shutter Speed – The Basics

So this post is all about Shutter Speed. Once you really get to know both aperture and shutter speed, you’re almost set to jet shooting in manual. You’ll always pick one OR the other first… depending on how you want the picture to look, then you’ll adjust all your other settings according to that choice. Ready […]

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