Manual Mode Explained: How To Set Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO

Manual Mode Explained

How To Set Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO

One of the trickiest parts of learning photography is getting the hang of camera settings. ISO, aperture & shutter speed can be pretty confusing, so I put together a simple demonstration that will help demystify manual mode once and for all 😉

Mastering manual exposure and learning your camera settings is one of the most essential photography tutorials you can master. Learn the difference between aperture, shutter speed & ISO, and how to use the exposure triangle in your photography. Whether you just got a DSLR and are trying to learn photography or you’ve had a camera for a while and want to know what all the manual camera settings mean, this photography tutorial will unpack the basics of exposure in easy, simple steps and show you when to use aperture, what shutter speed to use for what situation, and how to set your ISO in manual mode. By then end of this tutorial, you’ll have a firm idea of: 1) How to create motion blur or freeze motion using manual shutter speed 2) How aperture affects depth of field and which aperture to use for portraits or landscapes 3) Know the basic camera settings for setting exposure on manual mode, outdoors in bright sun or indoors on a dark night. Ready? – Let’s improve your photography.

Hopefully this quick and simple manual exposure tutorial made sense – The next step is to go out and practice shooting photos in manual mode yourself! Once you’ve mastered the basics of ISO, shutter speed and aperture, you’re well on your way to improving your photography and taking your photos from amateur to seasoned pro. Plus – You just plain look super smart now 😉

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