Your DSLR can take outstanding photos on its own in auto mode, so why would you want to switch to manual? This video tutorial will explain the reasons why as a photographer you might want full manual...
Your photos in our database here at photo.net are intended to help
other readers learn how to become better photographers. It is helpful
for them to know whether the photo is more or less as it came out of
the camera ("unmanipulated") or whether the photo has been
significantly altered ("manipulated"). In other words, to produce a
image like yours, do they need to work on their camera technique or
their Photoshop technique?
a single uninterrupted exposure
cropping to taste
common adjustments to the entire image, e.g., color temperature, curves, sharpening, desaturation to black and white
dust spots on sensor cloned out
double-exposure or fragments from several exposures
geometric distortion, e.g., to correct perspective
adjustments to just a part of the image, e.g., dodging and burning
For those readers old enough to remember film, "unmanipulated" is a
slide processed through standard chemistry; "manipulated" would be a
black and white print that had been heavily dodged and burned.
This definition was collaboratively produced by the photo.net forum moderators.