How to Shoot Manual on your DSLR for Beginners



I hope you enjoy this tutorial! What mode do you use when you’re out shooting? Have you ever tried using Manual? Tell me your experiences!

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38 thoughts on “How to Shoot Manual on your DSLR for Beginners

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    Thank you for this life changing manual tutorial you changed my way of seeing the photos in the way I've always wanted them and never thought I could because I didn't have the most expensive lens hut you're shooting with a lens I have and my not having patience learning the settings have held me back! You also explain the difference in setting up for different shots for each subject. Thank you again as I breath a sigh of relief 😌

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    Great explanation, I would like to note that in specific models like that the auto mode may not be "intelligent" as in a newer generation camera which may be used without going out of auto for most basic photographers at small studios.

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    My lens is 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.5. This means I can’t get as low as F1.2 like you, is that correct? Would F3.5 be too high then, and do I need a different lens? Thank you!

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    Thank you so much for explaining that in such a way that a beginner can understand. I found it really helpful how you explained the process of how you work and your style.

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    My old bridge fuji camera broke down and I bought from eBay the more complex canon eos sl 100. I'm trying to learn about it. I had forgotten since years ago I had a 35mm fuji SLR that in order to get a full sharp background you stop the lens down, but, forget what shutter speeds you can use. The old bridge camera, in which the dial mode broke down on of control, never allowed you to go down on aperture, like the old 35 mm fuji SLR.

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    I am actually crying…this helped me SO MUCH! I just stumbled on this video and another of yours. I have been trying to understand how to start using manual for so long and nobody would help me. The aperture triangle means nothing when you don't know what settings are appropriate for a given situation to start with. Trying to copy the auto settings that were always all over the place was INSANE and now I know why. Not only are they so inaccurate, trying to learn from them leaves me tearing my hair out. Now I feel so much more confident to start, and to put my theory into practice. Thank you so much! Ditto the video on focusing/one shot at the beach- great!

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    Your explanation is spot on and incredibly helpful. Thank YOU for making Manual mode no longer a struggle! Can’t wait to try this out now.

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    Thanks so much for this video! I love how you explained in such simple terminology.
    You may have already answered this but I love your camera strap. Do you mind sharing where you got it from as well as the material? 🙂

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    Love your channel, love to see you talk and you could’ve try to take a foto of that darn mosquito that got on the way😂😂😂greetings!!!

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    This is so informative! Thank you for sharing this!! I’ve always wanted to use my cam in manual mode but don’t know how🙁

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    I just got a new camera I've never had a camera before so this is interesting to learn it has been very difficult to learn everything but I've only had my camera for about 4 days so needless to say it's something I'm going to have to practice however I appreciate your video it did help me a ton more than you know so thank you very much I hope to see more from you soon

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    Great explanation, thank you! And I really love your photos. It is also worth checking Canon Live Chat very helpful with menus on various Canon models and where to find things in the camera.

  • November 23, 2020 at 19:21
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    After all the videos that I have watched this one finally will have me shooting M from now on. It made soooo much sense. I also like the fact that it will be easier to edit in Lightroom. I was in Egypt in November and because I used Auto most of the time my pictures look like they were taken by at least a dozen different people. If I had kept the Aperture and ISO fixed, even just day by day, editing would be so much easier now! THANKS!

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