Don’t Touch that Dial

This week we take a look at the dial on your DSLR – what do they do and is it worth it taking it off the Auto Mode?  Or even putting it into the auto mode?  What are the benefits?  Pros? Cons?  There’s thoughts both ways and I’ll look into each and give a few answers on this weeks show.  Also on this weeks show, I had the opportunity to talk with Matthew Bamberg, a well-known and respected photographer and author of digital photography books.  We had a great chat that you definitely are going to want to tune in to to get some tips tricks and places to go for great photography.  Check out the links in the sidebar for his books at Amazon and his website too, over at the hosted version of the podcast with the folks at Personal Life Media.

Lastly, the listener questions and answers, and some contest news rounds out the show too!

  • Daguerreotype
  • Best Scanners for photography
  • Windows 7 – is it for photographers?

Lots to talk about, and a great time all around, including the theme and announcement for the November giveaway!  Thanks for tuning in, and don’t forget to “Digg” the podcast over at PLM, or offer a review in iTunes, or even share your comments here on the blog.  Where do you put your dial?  What do you think of a DSLR in auto mode?  Is it good or bad?  Did I call it right?  Share your thoughts…the listening world wants to know! 🙂  Here’s the web links for stuff we talked about on the show:

Happy shooting everyone and we’ll see you back here tomorrow!


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7 comments for “Don’t Touch that Dial

  1. Pete
    October 30, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Are you planning to make the November contest announcement on the blog, as well? I haven’t been listening to your podcasts, partly because of my time constraints (it’s a lot quicker to read contest announcements on the website than to go through the whole podcast…).

    • October 30, 2009 at 8:32 am

      Yes, the Theme announcement will also be made the day it opens (which is next Monday)…podcast listeners do get a little heads up for listening though – just another incentive to enjoy the podcast! 🙂

  2. Pete
    October 30, 2009 at 10:26 am

    That makes sense; thanks for letting me know…

  3. October 30, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    You know, when you weren’t looking I touched the dial…….

    I’m finding the podcasts enjoyable, and yup, the extra gems can show up there first. That’s how you grow the listening audience, right? 😉
    .-= Rich Charpentier´s last blog ..High Dynamic Range Canvas for HDR Photography? Yup, I offer that! =-.

    • October 30, 2009 at 3:40 pm

      Theoretically anyway – hope things are going well in your jaw of the woods…

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