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07/27/2006 02:03:58 AM · #1
21.gifChallenge: Manual mode
Details:Show off your photographer skills by shooting in the manual mode only.

flag.gifExtra Rules: To make the challenge more challenging your Tv must be = or > 1/125 and your Av must be = or < 8.0. Failure to shoot in manual mode and within the Tv and Av limits are grounds for DQ.


07/27/2006 02:05:42 AM · #2
bring it!
07/27/2006 02:16:34 AM · #3
I bet the P Moders are shaking in their boots. :P
07/27/2006 02:18:22 AM · #4
The cool part about this....... when I started here I didn't know diddly about manual mode but now, I actually understood the challenge suggestion.
Thanks to some great folks here. :)
07/27/2006 02:24:13 AM · #5
WHAT??? you expect us to use that scary, nightmarish "M" mode?!!! :p
Bring it on, mister!
07/27/2006 03:01:12 AM · #6
You think I'm scared...let's do this !!
07/27/2006 03:05:54 AM · #7
Bring it on!
07/27/2006 03:09:34 AM · #8
(hands up in air)
Question, sir. Why "Tv must be = or > 1/125 and your Av must be = or < 8.0" ? I'm learning and curious.
07/27/2006 03:40:54 AM · #9
Makes you pay attention to the details and not allow the camera to do all the work...watch those highlights and make sure it's not blurry...it's all on you.
07/27/2006 03:46:35 AM · #10
uhm, I always shoot in manual mode... that would be a free study ;-)
07/27/2006 04:55:03 AM · #11
Yeah that's a good challenge. Especially if everyone is used to auto modes. I think probably 98% of every photo I take is in Manual. Probably cuz I started out with a Pentax K1000 specifically so I could learn manual :-)

I couldn't imagine not using Manual, honestly. Sometimes I use aperture or shutter priority, but I always feel trapped. The most use they get is getting a quick opinion of what my camera thinks the exposure should be.

It's always wrong ;-)

-Hideo
07/27/2006 05:19:51 AM · #12
OK, I'm the odd person here. I shoot in P mode almost 90% of the time because my camera is able to get it right for me. I only sometimes shoot in Aperture or Shutter priority (semi-auto mode) when I'm shooting moving subjects or when I need to control the DOF. I dont use Manual at all except for when I need long exposures or when I'm playing with my IR filter. I guess this Manual challenge will be really tough for me :p
07/27/2006 05:45:07 AM · #13
Honestly I wish I could get pictures to turn out well in automatic modes. I've met a few photographers who had some pretty incredible photos from full auto.

-Hideo
07/27/2006 06:01:10 AM · #14
Originally posted by redsunphotography:

Honestly I wish I could get pictures to turn out well in automatic modes. I've met a few photographers who had some pretty incredible photos from full auto.

You've got a good camera. Me suspect that it is your personal requirements or expectations are too high :p That's a good thing!
07/27/2006 06:13:40 AM · #15
Originally posted by Southern Gentleman:

Av must be = or < 8.0


Less numerically or less open?
07/27/2006 06:16:35 AM · #16
Ok, I never knew Av and Tv were considered manual mode...LOL I always thought that only the M was manual mode!

I guess I shoot in manual 100% of the time, then.
07/27/2006 06:16:50 AM · #17
I don't mind using Manual mode for the challenge but I feel the limitations on aperture and shutter speed restrict what kind of picture you can shoot. The slow shutter speed pretty much eliminates anything handheld with a telephoto lens. Is this intended to force people to shoot a studio set-up with artificial light? Not my cup of tea but I suppose people will learn from it.
07/27/2006 06:22:12 AM · #18
Are there modes other than Manual?
07/27/2006 06:32:14 AM · #19
Originally posted by pawdrix:

Are there modes other than Manual?


I didn't think so.

AV and TV aren't manual Jennifer ;-)
07/27/2006 06:33:52 AM · #20
Originally posted by pawdrix:

Are there modes other than Manual?

I supose it are, in distant land, far far from here! But it´s complete unusefull. Why can I left my art to a computer?
07/27/2006 06:52:53 AM · #21
Originally posted by biteme:

Originally posted by pawdrix:

Are there modes other than Manual?


I didn't think so.

AV and TV aren't manual Jennifer ;-)


Ackkk. Running back to my corner now. I read his suggestion as Av and Tv being manual. It is the first time in the forum I have seen Av and Tv used other than talking about Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority...LOL

In that case, I only shoot in manual when doing studio portraits or in difficult light. ;o)

Jenn
07/27/2006 08:14:40 AM · #22
I've never shot in any modes other than M but only to see how they worked. P and A seem too cold. I've never liked the results so M is where I keep it tuned.

Considering this is a learning site, I'd hope that more people use M to really feel or control what's going on. It's a challenge and by no means easy but very rewarding.

Message edited by author 2006-07-27 08:15:30.
07/27/2006 08:20:49 AM · #23

M and AV are all i use. i don't like the camera making decisions for me.

07/27/2006 08:23:58 AM · #24
Originally posted by crayon:

OK, I'm the odd person here. I shoot in P mode almost 90% of the time ...

You're not alone. I shoot in Aperture mode most of the time, Shutter mode once in awhile, Manual rarely - exp comp +/- gets used alot. ;^)
07/27/2006 08:26:01 AM · #25
Originally posted by coolhar:

... The slow shutter speed pretty much eliminates anything handheld with a telephoto lens. ...

He said => 1/125, so it's faster shutter speeds to be used.

I think the aperture should be =< 8 (instead of < 8).

Overall, it sounds like fun. ;^)
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