I used to hate it when people had to edit every single picture. Now, I am one of those people but I am striving to get better pictures SOOC (straight-out-of-camera.) Maybe I'll have a post on editing sometime too. Again, not that I know a whole lot about it.
Auto vs. Manual
I've had this post written for a long time but have yet to publish it. I worry about coming across as a know it all when I really know
nothing at all very little. I can say with certainty that I have been using the "M" setting on my camera for a few weeks now. I can also say with confidence that my pictures are turning out a lot better. You may not notice because in the end, they tend to look the same. It takes a lot less editing to achieve the look I want. Using manual mode allows you to be 100% in control, which is the biggest perk. There are no prefabricated settings and if you want your pictures a little brighter, you can make your pictures a little brighter. If you want the background a little blurrier, you can make the background a little blurrier. If you don't want to use the flash, you can open the camera up and (sometimes) get away without using the flash.
Auto:Manual:Edit:Auto: Manual:Edit:And some more cute photos from this day. Taken in manual mode and edited in Lightroom:
Posted by Tj and Chelse at 6:00 PM