Photography Tips – How To Make A Manual Exposure

Photography Tips – How To Make A Manual Exposure

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  1. Can't tell you how many videos I've turned off.  YOU have the gift of teaching.  I've taken pictures for 4 years and have been stuck in A or S modes.  Finally used manual yesterday and took some decent wildlife photos in bright sun and deep shade. (while in a sneak boat no less).  Have several friends who are at my level of learning/frustration (ha) and will definitely pass your videos on to them.  If you can explain manual to a blonde,60 yr old….you can teach anyone! Sincere thanks.

  2. Now i can have respect for my DSLR. Starting photography on fully manual (dinosaur pratika nova.) Digital bells and whistles, was the cause of my greying temples. Thanks to your helpful instruction, I'll can say goodbye to Auto.

  3. Great tutorial Mike. You definitely nailed it and got right into my head with what you wanted to get across, especially with the light meter. Also the tip of taking landscape some shots outside and playing around with the settings is a really good piece of advice to help hone in your exposure skill set.

  4. I have seen a lot of videos about photography but honestly yours are the best. Very  informative and easy to understand. Thank you!!!

  5. Flipping awesome video at last I finally found someone who clearly explains exposure.  Thank you so much – I've trawled through so many videos and was starting to loose faith but your video totally puts the exposure triangle into perspective   – I'm so excited right now – thank you soooooooooooo much!!!! Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy !!!

  6. That's why I love Mikes videos, concise, straight to the point and very easy to understand!

  7. Bravo, I'm pleased (y)

  8. Why is it the negative and positve on the light meter are left to right, then in the second example, its opposite Positive to negative? Isn't that the same camera?

  9. Hi Mike.
    Been loving your videos, very personable and non confronting, great delivery.

    In this one something is weird about your light meter.
    At 2:21 it shows + to the right,
    At 10:07 it shows + to the left.

    Surely it doesn't do this unless you ask it to?
    It would drive me insane if it kept me guessing like that :-)

  10. Fantastic videos Mike. I've had my Canon 400D for a few years now and only since watching your videos have i had the courage to go out and start using the semi auto and full manual settings of the camera. It has rekindled my love of photography now I know what this camera can do. Thank you. Please keep up the good work. Ps I'm telling my friends and family about your videos. Once again Thank you. 

  11. I would have thought that scene with the cottages was a textbook situation for exposure blending – expose one shot for the foreground, one for the sky and put them together in photoshop.

  12. learned a great deal on this video

  13. Congrats on 100,000 subscribers!

  14. Haha, in the old day we had it easier. You put the film in and whatever ISO the film was, you selected on the ISO dial. From there it was just changing the shutter or aperture dial until your little light meter needle was in the center. Really, not rocket science.

    We often used the "sunny 16" or similar rules to help with exposure.

    Today's new photographers are overwhelmed with buttons and menus.

    But the screen on the back of the digital cameras is a great feature. Have to admit that :)

  15. so also english people move their hands a lot, not only italians :)

  16. Yes Bore (Images)

    After watching this, I feel like my brain aperture has got a great depth of field and more light went in. Other videos or studies I've done really made my brain feel like a cheap lens. So thank you for that beautiful tutorial.

  17. Thank you so much for this video!! You explain everything so well. I have an old Nikon D40 I have used as a PS camera for years, In the last year I have started to explore how to use it "properly". Your videos are the most helpful info I have found anywhere. Very well done! Thanx a million

  18. Thanks Sir i am a great fan you !!! i ve been digging in the youtube and watched many but everything was useless but your is just Awesome ANd now everything is clear for me :)

  19. Wonderful explanation on how to shoot in manual mode. Lots of folks get intimidated ; this video takes the fear out of it. Great.

  20. Another great vid explaining things !

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