My husband thinks I spend too much time dithering over taking photos as it is, so this was definitely going to be a challenge and a half :) Fortunately, for me, said husband took himself off to Ireland on a golfing trip last week so at least I wasn't clock watching as well as trying to get my head around the manual settings!
The gardens in a local stately home are just coming into their best so that was my first port of call for the manual challenge.
I am used to only having to think about one setting when I take my photographs, so as you can probably imagine having to consider several things seemingly at once took a bit of getting to grips with! Landscapes, at least, don't move which is more than can be said for the subject of the next challenge photo.
The perfect subject to challenge my manual skills. Just in case you think I have cracked it though, here is my first attempt :)
I have certainly enjoyed this challenge, and would never have attempted the manual settings on the camera without it, but I suspect that it will take a lot more practise on my part before using the manual settings comes anywhere near naturally to me.
How about you? Are you a point and shooter, or do you know your way around your camera settings like a pro?
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