Confession: I learned how to shoot in Manual… sort of.
I mean, I got a book. I read up on it. I did some online tutorials.
When it came down to actually shooting some shots of my kid I seemed to crash and burn every time! So what did I do?
I went to no-flash.
I couldn’t help it! I got so upset trying to set up the shot that I usually ended up messing the whole thing up and I missed the moment!
As time went on, I started to feel really guilty for having this amazing camera and not learning how to work it the way it was designed to work but I didn’t want to miss out on more important moments! So in order to tackle Manual mode I did what every smart person does — I asked someone smarter than me!
I emailed the super nice and great photographer Sarah Halstead and asked her to kindly provide a tutorial on shooting children in Manual mode. 🙂 She quickly shot me an email with all the necessary tips (and I’m really hoping she shares a full tutorial soon!) and answered all the questions I had. That evening I switched to M and I am so happy with the results!
I LOVE HER EYES.
Swimming with her grandma while she is visiting us!
Daddy is teaching her how to shoot water with her hands.
I couldn’t be prouder of this kid — and I can’t thank Sarah enough for her help!