Not Your Everyday Banana

by Bart Arondson

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Manual mode is just that - entirely manual. In any other mode, the camera is doing something to try and get a proper exposure. In Manual, the camera leaves everything up to you, but it gives you a light meter to help you. The light meter shows up in the viewfinder. It looks a bit like -.....|.....+ with a little tick underneath. If the tick is to the left ...


There are several things you could do to fix this. In no particular order: Lower your shutter speed. This leaves the shutter open longer, allowing more light to enter. (E.G. go from 1/20 to 1/2) Open your aperture farther. This allows more light to enter by essentially increasing the opening in the lens. (E.G. f/2.8 to f/1.8) Increase your ISO. Change ...

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