Do you have a naughty little Rebel that needs to be tamed?
What I mean by that, before you start thinking this is not a family friendly blog, is do you have a Canon Rebel (or any other DSLR) and can only point and shoot with it in Auto?
Well I want you to tame that Rebel and let it know who’s boss!
You can take AMAZING photographs with this little beauty. Yes, the nicer more expensive cameras can do more…but, if you are trying to get great photos of your kids and family, or product images for your shop, or step by step images on how to make your world famous brownies for your cooking blog, or a photo of the beautiful view from your back porch…your little Rebel can deliver.
I don’t want to overwhelm you with all the technical stuff right off the bat, but I do want you to start shooting in Manual.
No baby steps here, turn your little dial to the little M…you know the one that has metaphorical dust on it.
Take a deep breath, and look at your LCD screen.
For this week you just need know about 2 things.
Your shutter dial and your light meter (which tells you the exposure).
Your light meter is on the back of your camera, and inside when you look through the lens.
Focus your lens on something while in the manual setting and look to see where the little line is at.
Move your shutter dial until the line is at the zero. (0).
You just took your first, properly exposed photo in Manual.
Not that scary at all, huh?
Now it’s time to put all your new found knowledge to use! Practice, practice, practice!
Go out and find a pretty landscape…or an ugly landscape if that’s your thing.
Shoot! Shoot in manual and shoot properly exposed images.
Shoot lots of them, from different angles, different perspectives, close up, far away. Just shoot. You’re not wasting film, so shoot!
Then upload them to your computer, and without editing them, share your favorites here!
Look at others who have shared their images and leave them feedback, I promise to do the same.
Have fun, and show that Rebel who’s boss!