Why Learn Manual Exposure #2

Barrel racer losing her hat
Augusta Rodeo, Montana

Why learn manual exposure? It can save you time. When the lighting conditions are constant, whether indoors or outside, you can determine your exposure and set it once. Then you can devote your attention to the moments and compositions you like best without worrying about whether the camera got the exposure right. Given the bright sun at the rodeo this afternoon, I set the ISO to 200, the aperture to f/5.6, and the shutter speed to 1/640 second. This combination ensured a fast shutter speed to freeze the hat as it blew off the barrel racer's head.

My 1-day class on Understanding the Exposure Triangle meets this Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana. Click here to register.