Group DescriptionThis isn't about classic cameras, though you can certainly use one. It isn't a group for luddites who scorn digital. It's about understanding and controlling your equipment.
It's about setting your own speed and aperture.
This group isn't for snobs or "know-it-alls" - you don't have to be doing this yet, just willing to try it out and learn a bit.
For digital or film camera users, but only those that can do "full manual."
Before you ask, Aperture Priority is not acceptable.
This is a group for when you're ready to turn off all of the automatic features of your camera and start truly "owning" your photos.
Why? Because you'll get better photos.
A while back, I bought a DSLR, a Nikon D-100 that had the capability to go "Full Manual," saying to myself that I could always go and learn all of the settings, but my camera spent far too much time in program mode, acting like a pocket point and shoot, but at a significantly bigger investment. Sure, sometimes I would turn the dial from "P" to "A," setting it from program mode, where I get no say about the exposure, to Aperture priority, where at least I can play with the depth of field.
Once you make the jump to full manual, after a bit of practice, your photos will be better. You'll also feel comfortable picking up any classic mechanical camera and taking great pictures.
- Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
- Accepted safety levels: Safe