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Exposure Basics and Shooting in Manual Mode

I normally don’t like anything automatic, least of all automatic payments, those suck the worst when you’re living on a budget. But I also don’t really like automatic settings on something I’m trying to be creative with, for instance, my camera.

Some may call me a control freak, but as a filmmaker, there is no such thing as automatic exposure. My shots are usually thought-out, storyboarded, or listed before I even hit the record button. It’s a practice I’ve pulled over from my photography days when cameras were using film and I didn’t have the luxury or the money to waste it, unlike this digital era of filmmaking and photography where now all I need is a bigger flash card or external hard drive with an ungodly amount of storage to record to. Continue Reading…