Last week, we talked about following your gut when taking photos. This week, I’d like to share another “feeling” tip that I personally use.

It’s about feeling your camera.

Familiarize yourself with the camera’s layout, feel the buttons, adjustment wheels, focus rings, etc. Almost all cameras have ‘clicks’ when you turn the wheels. Knowing how many clicks from f1.4 to f5.6 and back will save you time. No more looking down on your camera, fidgeting with the settings and then finally taking that shot.

When I first got my camera, I memorized the layout of the buttons and wheels. I picked up this practice from our 3rd grade computer exam. We typed in the words that our instructor would say while we were blindfolded. Talk about hardcore. haha

The key takeaway is to familiarize the layout. Even for smartphone users. I used to ‘shoot from the hip’ using my iPodtouch and it helps.

Hope this tip was useful!

Now, here are this week’s selections:

"You make the moon our mirrorball, the street's an empty stage, the city's sirens, violins..."

“You make the moon our mirrorball, the street’s an empty stage, the city’s sirens, violins…” Photo by @blinkboxphotos

"Epic jump shot fail. Glad the sunset didn't disappoint. Galas Black Sand Beach, Dipolog City"

“Epic jump shot fail. Glad the sunset didn’t disappoint. Galas Black Sand Beach, Dipolog City” Photo by Michael Chitru Credo ( @i_am_laagan )

"Something you can't manufacture; it's authentic, it's very real, and it's like nowhere else."

“Something you can’t manufacture; it’s authentic, it’s very real, and it’s like nowhere else.” Photo by Jeric Lindio Cruzpero ( @jericcruzpero )

"A fishnet is made up of a lot more holes than strings, but you cant therefore argue that the net doesnt exist. Just ask the fish"

“A fishnet is made up of a lot more holes than strings, but you cant therefore argue that the net doesnt exist. Just ask the fish” Photo by Johndong Allosada ( @johndong97 )

"I keep dancing own my own"

“I keep dancing on my own” Photo by @visualizedthoughts

"Forever Young"

“Forever Young” Photo by John Lemuel Goden ( @lemm.g)

"Courage, At Last."

“Courage, At Last.” Photo by Mark Cuyos ( @mxxrkcuyos )

"I used to travel through darkness and i was never scared. Now i see you, i can see lightness. I'm scared to be in the dark again as if not being used to."

“I used to travel through darkness and i was never scared. Now I see you, I can see lightness. I’m scared to be in the dark again as if not being used to.” Photo by Marven Gorgonio ( @marvengorgonio )

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Photo by Deej (@obsessivecompulsivedeej)

 

Cebu. #calligraphycebu

“Cebu. #calligraphycebu” Photo by Katia Naval ( @thedesignhobbyist )

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Post your best photos of the week taken between August 14 and August 22, and tag it with #032igers for a chance to get featured next Saturday and win Zerothreetwo merchandise for our Best Photo of the Month.

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