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Manual Mode Made Simple

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Class Introduction

Khara Plicanic

Manual Mode Made Simple

Khara Plicanic

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Lesson Info

1. Class Introduction

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

This class that we are about to start is taught by the wonderful and delightful Khara Plicanic. Khara is a photographer and designer who has been teaching and writing about photography and design for about a decade at least, something along those lines. She has written such books as Getting Started in Digital Photography, Album Moxie, and the Wicked Fast Workflow Guide. We are very, very honored to have her here to teach all about Manual Mode Made Simple. So this is for those of you who want to get into manual mode, she's gonna let ya do just that, Khara. (group applauding) Ah, thanks Russ. (audience applauding and cheering) That was excellent. Oh, I'm so excited for this class today. So, we are gonna be talking about shooting in manual mode, and my goal for the class is that by the end of it, you will be able to take a successfully exposed frame in manual mode, okay? It's not as hard as you think. We're gonna have a good time with this.

Class Description

For consistency and control over your images, nothing beats shooting in manual mode. Join Khara Plicanic for Manual Mode Made Simple and take control of your images.

Learn how to expertly dial in aperture, shutter speed, and ISO; and learn the tricks of the pros for making this part of your workflow, so that you barely even have to think about it. Learning this is a key step towards opening up your camera's potential and taking better photos.  

In this easy-to-follow class, Khara will walk you through the basics of using your camera in manual mode. You’ll learn about the mistakes most beginners make and get a head-start on shifting your dials and controlling your settings. By the end of this class, you’ll feel more confident holding your camera and be inspired to go out and shoot – in manual mode!   


Julie Lillard

I have been using my DSLR for 2 years and feel like I take pretty good pictures. I have read my manual and understood the basics of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture. What I was having trouble with was understanding how they all worked together. I though Khara did a wonderful job of helping me understand how one works with the other. I also loved that she emphasized that there is no one correct setting, it is based on what you like! Great class and I would definitely recommend it.


Awesome class! I'm a complete beginner and Khara does an amazing job of explaining key concepts in simple terms. She also does a great job in explaining step by step how to go about setting up your shot when using manual mode. I'm feeling a lot more confident today after viewing this course. Khara is a great teacher. Highly recommended!

Karen Tesch

This was really a great class! She has a way of making things so easy to understand. She is charming, and engaging. I would highly recommend this class to anyone. I hope she does other classes because it is really worth your time. I wish I had seen this earlier in my efforts at photography. Thank you so much! You're a great teacher!