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The Basics of Manual Photography


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Manual mode can be intimidating, but you can elevate your imagery from good to GREAT with some key pieces of knowledge. By the end of this manual photography tutorial, you will be confident in your ability to use manual mode on your camera and take photos like a pro.

Like driving stick, manual photography creates a physical connection between a photographer and their lens. This connection allows for an interactive creative process that allows for more control in-camera vs. post-editing. All Lensbaby lenses are manual and encourage users to get tactile! This 101 on manual photography will help you master manual mode and unleash the full potential of your Lensbaby!

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Robert Pugh

Robert Pugh is an award-winning international wedding and portrait photographer. Located in Reading Berkshire but covering weddings from the UK to the golden sands of the Caribbean. With over ten years of experience being a full-time photographer running a successful business and covering over 480 weddings to date.

At present, Robert also works alongside some of the top camera brands and manufacturers from Sony, Rotolight, TetherTools, Fundy, Lensbaby and has been recognised for his work with awards, presentations and publications.

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