Wordless Wednesday - Manual Mode | Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Manual Mode

I set myself the challenge this year to take 99% of my photos in manual mode. I've used manual mode often, but not in situations where I need to shoot fast or situations when someone else is relying on me for the pics. It's mostly been when shooting Dave and Punky around the house or when I go on a few photo-taking excursions for my own fun and practice.

But this year I've decided to work on my skills, and with the exception of this Friday, when I'll be taking photos getting ready for my friends wedding (where I'll use a combination of manual and shooting in P or AP/AE mode because those photos just can't be stuffed by things like incorrect exposure or aperture settings) I'll be taking the majority of my photos in manual mode and really exploring what my camera and myself can do in the world of photography. And hopefully becoming much more adept at positioning my fingers in the right spot to change the settings relatively quickly!

These photos were a spur-of-the-moment set the other morning when Punky climbed up to the table and I just decided to snap a few shots as there was some ok light coming in through the window.

Unedited, straight out of camera

Edited. Colours boosted with filter

Unedited, straight out of camera

Unedited, straight out of camera

Edited. Colours boosted with filter

Unedited, straight out of camera

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21 comments:

  1. oh isn't she just gorgeous!!! I just want to squeeeeeze those little cheeks.. xx

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  2. She's so cute! Great shots. I particularly love the one of her gorgeous foot!

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  3. Oooo I love these photos of Mia :) I never shoot in manual mode because I don't know how haha. you have to write more on your experience and tips, ok? :)

    Ai @
    Sakura Haruka

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  4. Beautiful Photos! You are very talented!
    xx

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  5. She really is divine!!! Such perfect skin and gorgeous eyes! Lovely photos BTW :)

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  6. I love them! And her little squishy lips get me every time.... :)

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  7. Great photos, you have a very photogenic model! I really need to get into manual mode and see what I can do with my camera.

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  8. You are doing a beautiful job! Just stunning :-)

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  9. What great photos. I Love the light falling on the little cherub of a face. the filter you used is lovely too

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  10. Thanks Tamara! The filter I used is one f my faves too.

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  11. She certainly does make it easy, that's for sure.

    Shooting in manual mode is so much fun, excellent way to learn too.

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  12. Oh I know, I love the lips too!

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  13. Thanks Lisa! Having a good model certainly helps too! ;)

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  14. I'm really enjoying usin manual mode, I find just experimenting is an excellent way to learn more and have it really stick in your head rather than just reading my photography books. I think I will def have to do a few posts on what I've learned.

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  15. Thanks Becky! I think the foot photo is def my fave.

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  16. I can't help myself and have to squeeze them at lest once a day!

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  17. u c.. much better.. consider using B&W sometimes it works better than colour

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