DSLR Manual Shooting Archives - Page 2 of 4 - Click Love Grow

Melissa Brown Finley is a lover of all things vintage, mothering, farming, gardening and photography, and she indulges in all these valuable past times from her home in an old farm house in central Texas. Photography had been a hobby for Melissa for several years, and she had a desire to be a professional portrait […]

Featured Graduate {Melissa Brown Finley}

Students had a fantastic time this week! The lesson was all about shutter speed, which is one of the three elements of exposure and is crucial for eliminating the unwanted blur we get when we use our cameras in auto. The challenges gave our students some fun things to try to either freeze or capture […]

We Love Shutter Speed

It was a very exciting week as our students took the first step towards using their cameras in manual mode! Lesson three in our Enthusiast Photography Course is all about aperture, which is one of the three elements of exposure, and we need to understand those elements in order to shoot in manual mode. Aperture […]

We Love Blurry Backgrounds

Learning how to recognise good light, where to find it, and how to position your subject in relation to that light, in a way that is flattering to your subject and ensures depth with gentle shadowing is what Lesson Two is all about! Students in our current Enthusiast Photography Course spent a week practicing, and […]

We Love Beautiful Light

Hello! It’s exciting times as another Click Love Grow Enthusiast Photography Course kicked off last week! Our first lesson as always, is composition. This is where students learn how to purposely take more eye catching photos armed with a knowledge of proven compositional techniques. All our students did such a fabulous job with their challenge […]

We Love Thoughtful Compositions

Photography was never on Melissa Bernard’s radar, until a special event in her family inspired her to pick up a camera to record every.single.moment. A drive to make those recorded memories beautiful led her to take part in our Enthusiast Photography Course in July 2014 and then followed up with our Advanced Photography Course in […]

Featured Graduate {Melissa Bernard}

Kids Photography – How to Capture Kids at Play Mandy Jane Dalby is a Click Love Grow grad, known for her unposed style of kids photography. But this is more than lifestyle… more than documentary. Mandy captures movement and emotion in her kids’ everyday life, in a way that makes it clear she is unhindered […]

Kids Photography – Capturing Kids at Play

  All those settings on your camera can be super confusing… and even put you off attempts to try and figure them out. So in this video, I show you only the settings you actually need to know, and how to get started! Related: AV, TV & What do they mean? Get Out Of Auto […]

Using Manual Mode On Your DSLR

This week on our latest Enthusiast Photography Course, our students learned the ingredients that go into creating a beautiful landscape photo, and how to tell a story using images. Then they headed out into the world with a brief to capture one or the other! We’re very proud of our talented students and the work […]

We Love Landscapes & Storytelling {Lesson Seven}

This week’s lesson in our Enthusiast Photography Course is all about how to take a beautiful portrait. We gave our students everything they needed to know about lighting, posing and composition, and sent them out to create a beautiful, engaging, well composed and professional looking portrait. So at this point in the course, they know […]

We Love Beautiful Portraits {Lesson Six}