“You are a real photographer if you shoot in manual”
Seemingly innocent words and yet…..it implies two things.
To be a real photographer you must shoot in manual mode.
If you don’t shoot in manual mode you aren’t a real photographer
Yes, suddenly that sentence has all sorts of layers, and none of them pretty. If I had $5 for every time I have been told to shoot in manual, or that shooting in manual was easy, I would probably have enough to buy my new tripod head.
So what is it about this particular ‘myth of manual’ as I like to call it? Why is it considered the best or the only way to be a proper photographer? On asking, the reply usually given is “oh you have more control over what the camera does and can…
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