Asking another photographer for their camera settings should help you recreate a specific image, right? 🙅🏽♀️ Wrong!
Asking this question is NOT as helpful as you might think…but why?
There’s a couple reasons. For starters, using another person’s camera settings isn’t giving YOU the knowledge you need to create your own style, your own vision, and the ability to excel on your own as a photographer.
There’s so much more to creating an image than just Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. By focusing solely on camera settings, you’re ignoring the reasoning behind WHY those settings were used in the first place.
Inputting someone else’s camera settings overlooks SO many important aspects that ultimately lead to creating the image the way you saw it. Things like time of day, quality of light, the location, the editing, the camera they used, the lens, whether they shot in RAW or JPG…the list goes on!
The truth is, in order to be able to create the exact photo you want…every time…you need to understand how to manually control your own camera settings. Shooting in manual is what will give you the proper foundation and confidence to adjust your settings—on your OWN—so that they perfectly match your vision in whatever environment you’re in.
Grab my FREE manual mode cheat sheet HERE and take control of your creativity today!