Production stills, and full manual...

Dec 22, 2009
Fox Lake, Il.
Well as some of you know, I have been doing production stills for a small independent film over the past month.

Went really well and made a lot of contacts. BUT more important then that, I was by the end, shooting in full manual and Loving it!

Being able to control both aperture and shutter speed with the twitch of the thumb is so amazing! This is one of the shots of a bathroom scene.

Shot Full manual, Lighting was the video hot lights, gelled a little blue since the room was pure white..
ISO 800
55-200 VR lens at 55

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DSC_0105 by Thezaphod042, on Flickr

Thanks for look and feel free to comment...
Jan 8, 2009
San Jose, CA
Welcome! Shooting in full manual will cut down on your post processing time, and help you truly understand your camera 100x better than you ever did before.

It also allows you so much creativity. Often times there are 3-4 different ways to get the right exposure, but sometimes you want a shallow depth of focus, or a deep depth of focus, or a grainy/noisy look, or you want to purposefully under-expose. This gives you the ability to do that.

Cool image, too!
Aug 23, 2007
I always shoot in Manual!! Welcome to the world of controlling all of your settings my working Manual!! :) It will become 2nd nature to you!!
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