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I want to share with you everything I have learned over the past couple of years and help you along your journey! Whether you just got your first DSLR or you have been shooting for years, we have photography tips for everyone.

I am a huge advocate of shooting in manual mode. You will be amazed at how much your images improve once you take complete control over all your settings. Not sure you want to make the leap to manual mode? Be sure to read 5 reasons to shoot in manual mode. Manual mode may seem scary at first but I challenge you to put your camera on “M” for a week.

34 Comments
  • Kathie Hall
    April 16, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Sooooo much helpful info here! Thank you very much! You are my new ‘go to’!!! :)

    • Courtney Slazinik
      April 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      Yay :) Thanks!

  • Beth
    April 16, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    So much goodness!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      April 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      Thanks! It’s fun to see it all in one spot!

  • April 16, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Whoa! Thank you so much for all these fantastic articles! I will share this link with all my photog friends! They will keep me busy for a while!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      April 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      Thanks so much for sharing! I really appreciate it!

  • April 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    I’ve been working my way through your tips, now it’s all nice and organised for me, thanks!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      April 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

      Thanks! Glad it helps you out!

  • April 16, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Excellent collection of tips and suggestions. I’ve been perusing through the posts to find my interests. A little more time and effort and you could write a book!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      April 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

      I was actually thinking the same thing and have something in the early stages :)

  • April 20, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    This is just an awesome list!! Thanks so much for putting it together! I shared it on my #spreadbloggylove Share Saturday today. You can take a look here if you’d like: http://www.creativekristi.com/share-saturday-2/ If you’d like a ‘featured on’ button let me know :)

    • Courtney Slazinik
      April 23, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      Hey Kristi!

      Thanks so much for sharing this post on your site!! That makes my day :)

  • amy
    April 29, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    I don’t know how to thank you enough! Do you have a Facebook page? I’d love to follow you. I’ve been scouring any info I can get my hands on, on the web to learn how to go manual and something about the way you teach clicks with me. Thank you thank you, my pics are coming out awesome and I’m learning SO much!

  • September 3, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Wow. I have read and bookmarked COUNTLESS photography tutorials on the web, but I’m seriously considering deleting them all and just leaving your website up in my browser as my homepage. So much valuable information in one place and I could understand it all! I loved how you broke down the specific lenses you used for each moment of a wedding. I am shooting my first in November and that was particularly very useful for me!

    Thanks again for taking the time to post all these tutorials. My brain is full and I can’t wait to start applying all my new knowledge!

    • September 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      Thank you so much!! Feel free to make it your homepage ;) Enjoy reading it over and playing around with your camera!

  • July 14, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    You’re amazing Courtney, and such a gift to those of us eager to learn as much as we can about photography! Thank you for all you do, and good luck with your new project ;).

  • Tracee
    July 15, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    How do put a flower hood and lens filter on properly ?? For canon rebel Thanks

  • August 27, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    This is so helpful to me. I want to become a professional photographer when I get older so this has been very helpful to me on becoming the best photographer that I can be!

    • September 4, 2014 at 12:18 PM

      Glad you found it helpful and a passion for photography already :)

  • JUDITH
    November 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    wow I found this website last week at P interest and I have learned so much from it …I am addicted to it.., thank you, thank you….

  • Paty
    April 14, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    You are the best…have had life get in my way, but coming back!!
    Missed you!!

  • Rose
    July 10, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    I found your website about a year ago and I have been learning so much! I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into what you do. Seriously, it is amazing!! :)

  • Kari
    August 14, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    I’ve been loving ALL your posts. There is such a learning curve when first starting out, and you are making it so much easier, especially with this particular ‘one stop shop’ post.

    As I’m working my way down, I noticed that Metering mode: Basics led me to an error as well as Metering off the skin. I’m going to search your site and hope I can find them elsewhere.

    Thanks for being a great teacher!

    • August 18, 2015 at 3:30 PM

      Thanks so much, Kari! I’m so glad you are enjoying the post. Thanks for the heads up about those two posts. I will look into what the issue is. Thanks!

  • cornelio
    February 7, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Thanks for sharing this, I’ve learned so many tips on how to shoot on manual mode, though my photo’s are not that perfect because I’m just starting out but knowing the shutter speeds, aperture and iso settings was really a big help for me.

  • Daralynn Lett
    February 9, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    I don’t think I’ve ever been provided with so much valuable information as you do in your blogs.
    You are open and willing to help others and I think its wonderful. It is what drew me to this community.

    • February 12, 2016 at 9:10 AM

      Thank you so much! I’m glad to hear you have found such valuable information here. Welcome!

  • Daralynn Lett
    February 9, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    I’ve started out using manual, but something is vitally missing, because my images do not come out to my liking every time.

    • February 12, 2016 at 9:09 AM

      Learning to see the light and use it properly to get the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to work together will help you achieve the looks you are going for.

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