Let’s assume by now you’ve got a handle on exposure (if not, refer to ‘EXPOSURE TRIANGLE‘). When you shoot in ‘M’ mode, the creativity starts in the camera. Now that you have an understanding of how to properly expose for light. (bravo!) let’s look at other ways to get creative with your images. (Yippee!)

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Simple things you can do to take your image to another level are :

  • COMPOSITION
  • CROP
  • LIGHT (direction of)
  • ANGLES
  • DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR SUBJECT
  • APERTURE
  • SHUTTER SPEED
  • LENS CHOICE

These basics will be a one half of the equation when developing your personal style. The other half lies in your post-processing, but we’ll chat about that in a post of it’s own.

Practice, Practice, PRACTICE!!! I can’t stress this enough. Try working on the list  above and you’ll be amazed at how subtle changes will have the biggest impact!

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