I will admit it: most of the time while I’m doing photography I’m shooting in Aperture mode with Auto-Focus and almost never shoot completely in Manual mode. For those who don’t really understand what I’m saying, here’s an analogy: Instead of making the desserts from scratch, I’ve been using the good quality box versions. Still produces a good result, but would be a little bit better and more satisfying from scratch. So, my next project is to break that habit by shooting in manual mode for a while. I will still shoot with what I know for important photoshoots (paid jobs) but for myself I will start learning manual mode. But I’m ready to take my photography to the next level.
My biggest challenge is not relying on auto-focus because my eyes are not very good. Even with corrective lenses I still find myself squinting to make sure that I’m focus and getting the clear shot that I want. (My eyes are REALLY horrible and we’ll just leave it at that.) However, I suppose the more I practice without auto-focus, the easier it will become for my eyes to recognize it (at least that’s what I’m hoping.) And actually, so far it seems to be getting a little easier. Here are some shots from my experiment:
I also just bought a new lens, so there will be more photos from my project later on. Until next time!