I’ve got a dirty little secret.
I’ve been operating my camera in auto-mode throughout my photographic career thus far.
Shameful, I know!
I’ve got this great camera, it will do amazing things, but I’ve been limiting myself to what it will do in auto-mode.
Not something I’m proud of (although I am proud of the work I have created)!
Now it’s not that I haven’t thought of learning how to operate my camera in manual-mode before. It’s just that most photo experts that I have encountered, even those that offer “beginner courses,” tend to talk way over my head. They might as well be speaking Greek, as far as I can understand.
I would give it a try, and then give up because my head would be swimming in the gobbledygook in no time.
Recently I ran across Julie Christie’s podcast (Tea Break Tog), which beaks down the operation of my camera to the very simplest terms – terms that I can finally comprehend.
And suddenly I get it!!!
Since then I have flipped it to manual mode (and in manual mode I will remain!).
But here’s what I also know – I will master this camera (I will!), and my photos will only get better from here.
I will be restrained by auto-mode no longer!
Thank you Julie Chrsitie – you rock!!!