Say NO to Auto & Get Focused Giveaway

Learning photography basics is something I’ve been working on over the last 6 months. I’m going to be honest…I’ve had my Nikon DSLR for 3 years and didn’t start using it in manual mode until last Summer. Trying to figure out what all the letters on my camera meant was overwhelming. I’m a visual learner, I like to see an example of how something works rather than sit down and read a manual. With the help of the photography e-books Say No To Auto and Get Focused written by Kristen Duke I’ve been able to fully understand basic photography for my blog photos and everyday life.

Photography Basics

If you have a fancy camera and are still trying to figure out how to work it then these books will save you time and energy by teaching you everything you need to know about beginner level photography.

Say NO to Auto is a great place to start, I highly recommend this book for anyone trying to learn their camera settings. The book thoroughly explains what each photography term means and shows your clear, concise examples of what you are looking for on your camera and how it works. Kristen provides pictures and written examples on what aperture, an f-stop, digital noise, iso, shutter speed, white balance is and how to use each one in different settings. The best part is she gives you the details of each picture in her book to help you understand the ISO, aperture, and shutter speed she used to achieve the desired photograph.

Get Focused is about finding the right lens for your specific needs and how to photograph creative shots. I wasn’t familiar with camera lenses and what exactly each one does so I found this book very helpful in helping me determine what the right lens is for me as a blogger. In Get Focused Kristen shares 12 creative tips & techniques to bring your photography to a higher level. Some new things I learned from it were how to toggle your focal points, AF-S, focal planes, and panning (my favorite).

You can purchase the e-books and send to print as 4×6 pictures or have a hard copy shipped to your door. You can get the Say NO to Auto e-book for $10 and Get Focused for $12. A total steal if you ask me! For more information or to purchase the books go HERE.

Kristen is generously offering both of her e-books to one lucky reader. If you purchase the books now and you win Kristen will refund you the money! Yay! To enter use the rafflecopter widget below.
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  1. Crystal N says

    I’m still using auto…sorry :( haven’t quite got the nerve to switch to manual. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    • says

      You are so welcome! I’ve always been nervous about using manual mode too. Its been a big learning curve for me but I’m slowly working on improving. Good luck, Crystal! :)

  2. Haylee Vowles says

    I secretly wish I didn’t have an expensive camera because I have no idea how to use it. Im definitely going to order.

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