Saturday, October 19, 2013
October 19. Day 292. Going off auto pilot
I reason that if cameras were meant to be used on Manual there wouldn't be 13 automatic modes. That's right Automatic modes outnumber Manual modes 13 to one, that must be telling you something. But the real problem with Manual mode is that it would require reading the manual and that's something I will never do.
Besides which reading about it become an exercise in tedium with f stops, apertures, ISOs, shutter speeds etc all swimming in my head in a big soup of confusing numbers and concepts.
Still, I would like to be able to at least pretend I wasn't totally out of my depth of field.
So after months of procrastinating, today I actually took part in a four hour photography workshop and today's image was taken at the conclusion of the course.
My head is still swimming but at least I think some of the concepts have stuck and I didn't have to read anything.
And I have made a deal with myself. Dial M on Manual perhaps not always but at least mostly.
Time will tell if it makes a difference.