Oops, I missed a day. Well, I'll try to make up for it by posting twice today.
Speaking of "cheating," I thought I'd share this nifty guide my sister, Tessa, posted awhile back. It's from the tumblr blog "Living in the Stills."
Once upon a time, I knew the ins and outs of my manual SLR camera. I bought a Pentax ZX-M SLR manual-focus camera for a photography course back in college. I still have it and should play with it more often. But manual focus requires me to wear my glasses and it just doesn't feel natural having a glasses lens pressed up to the viewfinder. (I wore contacts back then.)
A few years ago I was going to sell it and took it for one last romp in the wild. The following three photos were fresh from the camera — no editing in Photoshop.
Instead I held onto my dear friend. My aforementioned sister even borrowed it for her own first photography course in college.
Since then I have fallen out of practice and forgotten a bit of the tech. I love how this cheat sheet sums up the variables in simple terms plus nice visuals. It's enough for me to turn the dial on my digital camera to M and see what I can do! (Or maybe even dig out my old camera.)