Tuesday’s Tip #11:
My first intro to photography class was a success! It was very small, but that made it very manageable. I taught the basics, like how a correct exposure is a balance between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. These are essential to learning photography, but I won’t be talking about them today. Maybe someday I will cover the “exposure triangle”, but that would be more of a lesson (which is why I had a class) and less of a tip. So, for now, let me give you a quick tip that I said over and over again to my class.
Read your manual! Okay, don’t read the entire thing, but try to learn your camera. If you see a button and wonder what it does, look it up. You can’t be lazy about this stuff. If you are flipping through your camera’s menu and you wonder what something means, look it up. Once you know how to set and control your camera to your liking, you will be able to use it better. Most beginners just use their cameras with factory settings and often change things on accident. Did you know you can even change the functions of some buttons? I’ve tweaked mine to be just right for me, so do the same for yourself. It’s very possible that your brand, model, and settings are foreign to me, so I wouldn’t be of much help even if you did attend a class. If you’re stumped, just try to look it up. The answer could be more simple than you think. 🙂
Have any questions? Leave them in the comments below. Maybe I can answer your question in next week’s post. 🙂