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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Say NO to Auto

Do you like taking pictures?  Of your kids, your crafts, your surroundings?  Do you have a digital SLR?  Do you know how to find all the right settings for your light source?  If they all confuse you a little still, then you need the perfect beginner's guide:  Say NO to Auto!  

Photographer Kristen Duke is on a crusade to help people get out of auto mode and start taking even better pictures.  Her e-book is just $10, sized at 4x6 it's perfect to print out and carry with you, and it's so cute too!  
With our recent camera purchase, I've been thinking more about learning how to actually use it.  If I get really ambitious, we may upgrade to an SLR someday (though with my new kitchen, I don't think I get to add anything to a wish list for a really long time :) and then I'll really use all her great information.

But even with just having my made-to-be-auto camera, I can choose different light sources and even choose the ISO.  Kristen's book tells me what those mean and how to choose the best settings for different pictures.  Plus there are several pictures included where she tells you the exact setting she used, so you can recreate the same great results.

So go check out her blog, see some of her amazing photos, and check to see if she's doing a workshop in your area soon!  

(disclosure: I was given this e-book to review and have provided my own personal thoughts in my own words)


  1. I might have to give this a try. I am such a rookie, so auto has been my best friend. What's the most important thing you've learned? P.S. I'm your latest follower!

  2. Thank you so much for your comment - and your wishes for good luck. I hope you're enjoying your Easter. Tone

  3. I really, really, really need to get my camera off of auto but I always seem to be in a hurry to get the picture and not enough time to figure out the settings. I will check into this book :)