TECH TIPS │ Reason # 8,903,307,772 why you should shoot manual

There are a lot of different reasons why manual is best. Sometimes auto does a pretty fine job, but in certain lighting situations, manual is the only way to go. I just recently got back from a vacay to Florida, and while landscape photography is definitely NOT my strength, I got this pretty awesome photo on a beach in Key West.
ISO 2000, f/4.0, 13 second shutter (it was super windy, which is why the clouds and palm trees are moving)
This is what auto mode came up with when I turned the flash off:
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And this is what auto mode came up with the flash on. (that shadow is from my very wide angle lens)
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  • did i miss reason #8,903,307,771? jk!! this is a great comparison! hope you had a great trip, post your trip photos!ReplyCancel

  • Nice comparison for the new photographerReplyCancel

  • WOWZERS. Nice visual 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lena Odie

    Love that photo…one of my fav’s to shoot is landscape, I just need to master it a bit more!ReplyCancel

  • You are so right! Manual is where it’s at! I looked back at some of my auto photos when I got my first dslr and OMG!!! lol. Glad I learned to shoot manually!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE this comparison – and that photo is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • […] by Jete’s tutorial over on Urban Fig, I tried my own swaying-palm-trees photo.  Unfortunately, I didn’t stretch to full capacity […]ReplyCancel

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