Photography: Introduction to Manual Settings

Do you like photography but you're stuck in auto mode? Do you have a good camera but your photos aren't that good? Stop complaining and become a great photographer with Silvia, a photography lover who'll tell you all the secrets and tips you need to know about the amazing world of manual photography. Don't miss this opportunity! Do you want to join us?

About the course

Throughout different lessons, we're going to learn about the main parameters necessary to control our camera: how to get an adequate light exposure, how to cretate different motion effects in our images and how to use the depth of field technique. 

At the end of the course, we'll get to know all the options in the menu of the camara and we'll be more than ready to use them when taking photos. 

What project are we going to develop?

We're going to talk about the best equipment to use when taking pictures as well as to control one of the most important aspects when shooting: light.

We're going to explain what their main characteristics are and how to work in different situations adjusting parameters such as ISO, the diaphragm, the shutter speed or the exposure time. Apart from this, we're also going to learn about White Balance to improve the color in our images. 

After finishing the course, you'll know all you need to reflect on your pictures what you have in mind. 

Who is this course for? 

This course is for anyone who wants to stop using the automatic mode and start using the manual one. As it's an introductory course, you won't need to have experience. We'll be learning step by step throughtout the different lessons.  


  • Digital camera with manual options.
  • Willingness to learn.
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Course Details

Beginner level 1h 38m 9 lessons 204 users 1 attachment


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


Silvia J.Esteban
Silvia J.Esteban
Silvia J.Esteban Teacher

Silvia J. Esteban is a photographer, editorial designer and teacher at Apertura, where she's been teaching photography for 9 years. Her professional career has always been connected to teaching. She loves teaching her beginner students the beauty of light and how to develop great observation skills to study the world around them so that they can get better pictures. She also shows them to discover the best tool they have: their camera. Apart from this, she is a layout teacher for professional courses and works at an analog laboratory where she researches on how to create images without a camera, using photograms, chemigrams and pinhole cameras. She loves sharing all her knowledge with her students.

To learn more, visit http://www.aperturafoto.es/cursos-fotografia/staff-silvia-j-esteban/