I would have never got this photograph with a tripod. I also shot this in the OH NO did he really say that in the automatic mode.
You see steam locomotives do not wait for you to set up for a photograph. And the automatic mode well I just do not have time to fumble with the settings while the photograph is going on in front of me.
Things happen amazingly fast and once again steam locomotives do not wait for you to set up It is okay to use automatic and no tripod. Or how about a setting you can use without missing the shot.
You are going to Photoshop anyway. It will be fun working on a photo in Photoshop that came out just like you wanted knowing you broke every rule to get.
I still use a tripod and manual settings or just the settings for something like this
Did I get those creative juices flowing?
Photography is about having fun and getting that dramatic shot you always dreamed about. Either way have fun.
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