Beginners Guide to Manual Mode

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Beginners Guide to Manual Mode
  • In-depth Instruction; over 52 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $7.49
4 Lessons
52  mins

Photography is an art form that uses light to produce amazing images. Your camera collects light in various ways that you, the photographer, can control to produce your creative vision.

In this video class, you’ll learn how to use your camera settings in manual mode to balance light in difficult lighting situations. In the Beginners Guide to Manual Mode, you’ll learn about:

  • How to collect light
  • How to use shutter, aperture, and ISO together
  • Metering
  • An easy way to use manual mode for large scenes
  • A manual mode workflow
  • A creative way to think about your ISO
  • Reducing image noise


Storm chasers put themselves in situations where they’ll encounter great storms. Photographers chase light just as storm chasers chase after a storm. However, when you encounter great light you need to have the knowledge of your camera’s tools to collect the light and produce an amazing photograph. In this class, you’ll learn the steps you need to take to use manual mode all the time.


You can achieve GOOD photographs using aperture priority and shutter priority modes, but using manual mode gives you the ability to be in full control of your camera so you can take GREAT photographs. This class will help you do just that!

In addition to the detailed video help you’ll receive, this class provides you with a downloadable class guide that was designed to complement the instruction you’ll see, so you can take notes as we examine your camera’s settings.

Bonus materials available after purchase

Beginners Guide to Manual Mode Purchase this class for $7.49.