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The Newbie Chronicles: Photography tips for newbies!

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If you’ve been living under a rock, then you don’t know that I love photography and all things involved in learning about it.  That being said, I’m going to start a new series on My Life called The Newbie Chronicles: Photography Tips for Newbies. I figured, everyone should have the knowledge to take great photos.  And if I get a little knowledge, I believe in paying it forward and sharing whatever I learn.  Sooooo. Every now and then( about twice a month) I’ll share a tip.

So the theme of this month( February) is the exposure triangle: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.

But until next week, my first tip is this:

Take your camera off of auto, and shoot in manual.

It seems daunting, I know. But TRUST me, it’s the best thing you could ever do.

Yes, your photos might get worse before they get better.

But it’s worth it guys.



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    February 2, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Thank you for sharing some tips about photography I like it..Keep up the good work!!!
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      February 2, 2012 at 10:40 am


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      February 4, 2012 at 8:27 am

      Thanks! I will!

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    February 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Enjoying all your pictures. I am thinking about getting a better camera then I remember that I don’t even use the cheap one I have lol
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    Mrs. H
    February 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

    This is the dreaded thing for me. I hate taking my camera off of auto. Its such a big camera and I still don’t understand all the functionings of it. Whenever I seem to take it off auto my photos seem to be too dark or grainy or just not as brilliant as when its set to auto. I’m going to try this tip though. I’ll be following you tips. Thanks for starting this!!
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      February 4, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Take it off of auto! It’s true the photos get worse before they’re better, but it gofers better with practice!

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    February 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I will be checking back. I used to take lots of photos. I don’t know. But it was such a fun thing to do.

    Dropping in from LipGlossandBinky
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      February 4, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have another tip next week!

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    February 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I take lots of pictures and some look great but some … not so much. The idea of putting my camera on manual makes me break out in hives …. I’ll be checking back here quite a bit to get more help! Thanks
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      February 4, 2012 at 8:33 am

      It did for me at first too! But I wanted to take better pictures, So I tried it. Just keep trying!

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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    February 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Gimme more! I’ll be keeping up with this. I need all the tips I can get!
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      February 4, 2012 at 8:35 am

      I can’t wait to share!!

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    February 4, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I love that advice. I’m new to photography (I’ve only had my Canon 2 weeks now). For me it’s sometimes frustrating when my cam is in AF mode to get certain shots, some from day 1 I’ve realized sometimes you need to switch to manual mode. I look forward to your tips and tricks.
    By the way, is it the t2i you have? and if you don’t mind me asking, what size lens?
    Great post, much luv from Makeda

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      February 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

      I have the t3! And I take my photos with my 50mm 1.8. The “nifty 50” they call it.

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    February 5, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Amen! I am finding it hard to find time for my camera but I agree. Taking it off auto is life changing!
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      February 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

      It is life changing!! That’s why it’s my first tip!

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