Fall is a great time to practice and learn the benefits of using manual mode over any of the automatic modes.
Manual mode can be intimidating and you may think you aren’t ready for manual mode. However, it is time to practice if you are thinking about taking that leap. The only automatic mode to use is auto focus
The colors of Fall make great photos and that is a great subject to practice your manual mode skills or to get started learning manual mode.
Why are Fall photos a great time to practice? I am glad you asked, so here you go.
Landscapes are patient
Landscapes won’t ask if you are done yet
Landscapes don’t need breaks
Landscapes don’t complain
Landscapes are always on time
Landscapes will let you take as many photos as you want
Landscapes love it when you share their photos
Of course, understanding the exposure triangle is important. I have a video you can watch where I give an overview of the exposure triangle.
For this exercise in learning, play with all the settings. But if you want a majority of the scene in focus you should strive for a high aperture setting. If you get around F11 you will likely be happy with the depth of focus.
Here are some practice tips.
Okay, enough reading or watching YouTube - get out there and practice. Share your photos with me by commenting with a link to your photos.