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Over a Cup. Shooting Manual

Beyond Snapshots

… Looks as my another dream will come true shortly ;o)

As you probably know, one of my dream is to be a boss of my own camera, but I never had enough time/motivation or probably just did not know where to start. Usually I set my camera on Aperture priority mode and shoot. It works not bad, but I know that photos taken by my Nikon D500 (especially with lens as AF_S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR and Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX) can be much better and with min editing in Ps.

I am one of those people who learn better by reading books/googling and going out and shooting rather than taking classes – probably because I never have enough time patience to take classes and end up reading or on the computer at midnight. Most photography books I saw so far are technically overwhelming, or as dry and dull as the camera manuals themselves…

Thanks to Rita of CoffeShop blog, I’ve ordered Beyond Snapshots: How to Take That Fancy DSLR Camera Off "Auto" and Photograph Your Life like a Pro and love it so far. Beyond Snapshots is actually a great intro/refresher for shooting manual and you will find some great inspiration in the photos in the book.  Perfect book even for beginners (as me!).


P.S.: If you have friends, who want to study photography or their own camera at least – keep in mind, that book is always great a gift idea! I’ve just ordered some ;o)


Have a nice and lovely day!

Alla Koval Designs

2 Responses to Over a Cup. Shooting Manual

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    Novi says:

    one of my dream too! but I don’t know when to start.

    • Alla says:

      When or where? ;) Well, actually I always had these both tasks. And even if I always need pictures for my business, I’m still procrastinate… uhhh lol

      For “when”. It’s more seasonal question for me ;) When here are fall/winter months of rains and I have no photo studio inside – I’m so ready to learn photography (most important parts at least – light and my camera), and so glad I’ve finally started it even if I’ve only read 1/4 of book so far.

      But it’s really one of things I would love to lean, so I will for sure!!

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