This was the first shot I ever took using manual mode. Thanks to my friend Kayla, I now have the courage to use it! We purchased our Nikon right before I began this blog, and it opened up a whole new world for me. Being a true novice, I felt confined to the automatic dial, with the occasional diversion or attempt at "real" photography. I think I've done fairly well, not knowing anything…but who am I to judge? Lately though, my lens has a new life and I find myself hungry for opportunities to advance my skills. Tell me…what type of camera do you have? Do you have any tips or tricks you would like to share?