How to Shoot in Manual Mode in 10 Minutes

If you've just bought your first camera or have shot on your camera for a while but want to get off automatic modes, you can move to full manual mode in just 10 minutes.

Coming to you from Hyun Ralph Jeong, this tutorial takes you through the basic steps you'll have to master in order to enter into manual mode life on your camera. The tutorial gives a good introduction to the golden triangle, including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, the three building blocks of a good exposure.

This video tutorial is handy for those who find it hard to visualize what each parameter does and smoothly transitions between settings demonstrating exactly how each aspect of manual mode works. Hyun's on-screen animations move while the settings are changed on camera, which helps demonstrate what's going on to the viewers.

Overall, you'll learn the basics of how to adjust aperture, shutter speed, and ISO accordingly to get good exposures on either static or moving subjects. Hyun gives good stills examples of how you can utilize certain settings in order to achieve good results, and although walking you through the basics on a Fujifilm X-T3, you can follow along on any kind of camera so long as you have a manual mode.

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12 Comments

Stuart Carver's picture

10 minutes to put your camera in manual mode, you would have missed the shot by then!

Cool Cat's picture

I think he meant to say, How to Shoot in Manual Mode "EXPLAINED" in 10 Minutes.

Lee Christiansen's picture

Nah... I can do it in 5 mins. I've been practicing... :)

Nitin Chandra's picture

No time at all for me...I keep it in Manual mode :P

Stuart Carver's picture

You think? :)

Nitin Chandra's picture

LoL...Must be a Sony or Fuji :P

Stuart Carver's picture

Haha I would agree but having both Nikon and Fuji I can state with confidence that the Fuji is 100% easier to set up a shot with the numbered dials

Cool Cat's picture

Fuji... yum yum. The more buttons, knobs and flashing lights the better.

chris bryant's picture

and two seconds to get it out of manual mode.

Nate Jones's picture

M. Done.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

Not done. Shutter speed, Aperture, and ISO ain't gonna set themselves. :P