Welcome to Stop Shooting Auto!

Stop Shooting Auto! is a set of photography lessons and associated articles, mostly dealing with getting the correct exposure. The lessons are very friendly to beginners who know very little about photography. If you’re scared to take your camera out of green box mode because you have no idea what the controls do, or you don’t even know what green box mode is, this is the site for you.

If you’re new here, you’ll want to start by going through the Exposure Lessons in Order. These lessons are designed to take you from knowing almost nothing to understanding the fundamentals of exposure. Don’t forget to do the exercises so that you practice what you’ve learned. Practicing and experimenting are the best ways to really understand what you’re doing.

Other interesting articles that don’t specifically deal with exposure lessons can be found in the Index of Entries.

Please feel free to ask questions and leave comments– I like getting reader feedback! If you’ve learned something from the site, let me know. And please spread the word, since more readers make me a happy Patti.


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7 responses to “Welcome to Stop Shooting Auto!

  1. Noblesongster

    This part of the sentence is missing something: “Please feel to ask questions and leave comments”. I think you meant “Please feel free to ask questions…”. I look forward to reading the content on your site and learning a few things.

  2. stopshootingauto

    Whoops! Thanks. Fixed.

  3. Dean G

    Im just about learning to pack these days, It all depends on weight,where im going, what im shooting and many more variables.
    Nifty fifty goes with me anywhere as its so light and works well in low light but everything else gets cleaned and examined the night before and then i pack my bag, I admit i cheat sometimes and pack a few extras that stay in the car just in case :) but my big problem now is what light gear do i pack.

  4. jobloggins

    I discovered yr blog about a month ago and I got my first DSLR about 3 months ago and I just want to say that yr blog is FANTASTIC!!!! Thank you so much for writing it!!! :)

  5. Ok your site is HILARIOUS! I’m the president of a photo club in League City, Texas. May I print some of your pages to distribute for a lesson at our meeting? We have a wide range of photographers from point n shoot to amazing wildlife photogs but our amateurs seem to get lost i the meeting. My email is danasdesignsphoto@gmail.com. Thank you so much for breaking down the basics in a very funny and readable way!

    • stopshootingauto

      You are absolutely welcome to print them out and share them in any not-for-profit way that you would like. Thank you for asking, and thank you for the kind words!

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