Set It & Forget It

When you work under lighting conditions that are not changing, it's easiest to use manual exposure mode. This lets you choose the controls appropriate for your subject and the lighting and then concentrate on capturing the best moment. I found such conditions at the Augusta, Montana, rodeo a couple years ago.

Ride's Over
ISO 200, 1/500 second, f/5.6

Either a clear, sunny day or a completely overcast sky are good times to switch to manual exposure. The light won't change and neither will your exposures.

Learn more about setting the exposure yourself in Mastering Manual Exposure, Saturday, October 6, 2018, in Missoula, Montana. Click here to register.