Essentials 5: Your Camera Manual Does Not Teach Photography


Many guests on wildlife photography courses, team building photographic safaris and photographic safaris complain that they don’t understand the manual of their camera and that they refuse using it.

The not understanding often comes from a misunderstanding what a camera manual is. A camera manual assumes that the user knows what aperture, shutter speed and ISO are and how they interact. So, the manual is using these terms in order to explain the camera functions and buttons, but does not explain them. And there it goes wrong for many guests. It feels like reading Chinese.

To avoid that just look up the photography terms on the Internet, to understand what they are about and then enjoy the manual.

Happy snapping!

Ute Sonnenberg for