Master Your DSLR Photography Exercises

27 Photography Exercises to take you from Auto Mode to Manual Mode

27 Photography exercises that will take you to the next level with your DSLR camera. These exercises will take you from setting up your camera all the way through manual mode, lighting, and composition. Here is a list of the exercises included:

  • Setting Up Your Camera Checklist
  • Aperture Experiment
  • Playing With Depth of Field
  • Blurry Background Portrait
  • Landscape Photo
  • Group Photo Exercise
  • Bokeh Exercise
  • Shutter Speed Experiment
  • Stop The Action
  • Tack Sharp Photo
  • Practice Metering
  • Manual Mode Outdoor Portrait
  • Manual Mode Indoor Portrait
  • Manual Mode Landscape Photo
  • Manual Mode Sports Photo
  • A Week of Manual Mode
  • Metering Modes Experiment
  • Harsh Light
  • Window Light
  • Back-Lighting
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Using Lines
  • Framing Your Subject
  • Using Depth
  • Negative Space
  • Fill the Frame
  • Reflections
  • Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, and White Balance Cheat Sheets
  • Steps to Manual Mode Cheat Sheet

Your Instructor

Rebecca McGonigle
Rebecca McGonigle

I am a Mom to two beautiful girls and wife to a great husband. I have a passion for photography and want to help you conquer your fear of that DSLR. I remember the first time I held my shiny new camera in my hands and got immediately intimidated by all those buttons. I want to help you get over that, and get the great photographs that you want. I blog frequently about photography over at

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