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Learn The Secrets Of Shooting In Manual Mode So That The Photographs You Take Look Like The Ones You See In Your Head.

 Some People Are Perfectly Happy To Shoot In
Auto And Get Just Okay Pictures.
But You’re Reading This, So Clearly You’re NOT
Satisfied With Just OKAY.

Shooting a high performance camera in Auto Mode is like driving a high
performance race car to the grocery store.

You can drive a Ferarri to the grocery store, but that’s not how that car is intended to be used.

High performance cameras are the same. Shooting the camera in Auto Mode will get you an okay picture, but you have the potential to do so much more.

When you shoot in Auto, the camera makes all of the decisions for you, and that’s a problem…

…Because The Camera Has No Idea What You Want The Photo To Look Like!

I remember when I got my first high performance camera, the original Canon Digital Rebel. I remember my excitement thinking about how awesome my photos were going to be.

That excitement quickly faded when I saw that my photos still sucked.

I’m not going to lie. It hurt when I realized that my photos sucked even though I had this powerful, expensive camera.

The pictures looked NOTHING like the pictures in my head! And all the different dials, buttons and settings made absolutely no sense to me.

There was this one shot of a spider web that made me want to throw the
stupid camera against the wall!

In my head the photo looked like this:

But The Pictures I Took Were A Blurry Mess.

I couldn’t make the camera focus on the spider web. I tried for over an hour; changed setting after setting, and no matter what I did, I couldn’t make the camera take
the photo that I wanted it to take.

All That Time Fighting With The Camera Made Me So Mad That I Almost Smashed It Into The Wall. It’s No Wonder So Many People Just Give Up On Photography
And Let Their Camera Collect Dust.

It became my mission to figure out which settings you need to use to consistently capture awesome photos. Obviously, if you don’t know how to use your camera it won’t do you much good. And these things aren’t exactly cheap, you want to get your money’s worth.

But, in 2001, you just had a bunch of books and magazines. There were just a few ebooks, videos, and podcasts back then. It took countless hours of reading, watching, listening and practicing so I could understand how to make the photos in my head come to life.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of really wonderful photographers out there who happen to be terrible teachers. Instead of finding help in all of these resources I just got more frustrated and confused. I’m not criticizing them for wanting to help, in fact I applaud them.

It just takes the right kind of person to be able to take something as complex as photography and make it easy to understand.

And to take it beyond understanding so that you can turn those
pictures in your head into a reality.

I want to help you be able to do that, because I know how frustrating it is to see the picture in your head, and not be able to make that picture come to life.

I also know how good it feels when you get that one accidental photo out of 100 that is just AWESOME. Everybody gets a good shot once in a while.

It Took Some Time, But After All Those Hours Of Study, And A Ridiculous
Amount Of Trial And Error, I Got It.

And Now I Can Take Photos Like This:

That’s Why I Created The Guide To Shooting In Manual Mode.

My Mission Is To Help You Evolve From Being An Accidental Photographer Who Takes Just Okay Pictures, To A Consistent Creator Of Amazing Photos
That Your Friends Want To Share On Facebook.

The Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode is a 14 Video Tutorial digitally
delivered to you for instant access.

Skip years of trial, error and frustration: follow along and practice using the
simple exercises provided with the videos.

Enjoy that sense of satisfaction you get when you capture just the right shot at just the right moment. Enjoy knowing that your pictures will last a lifetime.

Who Is Spyros Heniadis?

I’m not just a photographer, I’m a teacher. I always have been.

In fact, I can teach the hell out of just about anything, and in particular, I teach the hell out of photography!

I love photography, and I love sharing what I know about photography with other people. This isn’t about teaching, it’s about making beautiful photos.

I’ve been practicing photography since 2000, and sharing what I know
with other photographers since 2004.

I regularly hold workshops:

  • At the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point
  • At the Camera Company in Madison, WI
  • At my hometown art center here in Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • Online via Google Hangouts
  • And on YouTube with my photography tutorials

You may have seen or heard of me and my passion for helping photographers like you, but if not, read what a few people I’ve helped have to say about me below:

“Spyros’s passion for photography is infectious. His ability to explain complex concepts in an easy way is brilliant”

Joe Rubio

“Spyros has the ability to teach the beginner, intermediate and the professional photog everything about photography in a way that so easily understood. He makes it fun to learn, instead of being a drag.”

Chris Noe

“Spyro’s enthusiasm is contagious!”

Terry McEldowney

“This guy…What a character, and an excellent teacher. Spyros has taught me so much in such little time. He keeps his students motivated, inspired, challenged, and everybody is having fun while learning something we are passionate about.”

Sarah Porter

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The Guide To Shooting In Manual Mode Will Help You Take Control Of Your Camera And Teach You How To Make The Decisions That Will Take Your Just Okay Photos
And Make Them Jaw Dropping!

In this guide, I’ll walk you through:
The Fundamental Components Of Every Camera You’ve Ever Used And Every Camera You Ever Will Use.
This Will Help You Understand The 3 Main Settings Of Your Camera, And How They Work Together To Create The
Shot You See In Your Head.

The Guide to Shooting in Manual mode will also unravel the mystery of physically operating your camera so that when you want to do something, you will know how to do it.

You’ll get a complete understanding of:

  • The Core Principles of the Exposure Triangle. You need to understand these in order to operate in Manual Mode.
  • How Changing any one of those settings affects the other two.
  • Where You NEVER Want to Point Your Camera When Adjusting Your Settings
  • The Right Mindset You Need to Take Jaw Dropping Photographs every time.

Why Exposure Is The Core Of Photography?

Photography is all about capturing light, and you need to know how much light to capture, but you also need to know how to capture that light so that the photo will look the way you want it to look. You’ll learn:


  • The Essence of the Exposure Triangle. Once you understand this, you’ll know how to “talk” to your camera.
  • How exposure is measured. Learn this and you know exactly how to set your ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed to get the shot in your head and the shot on the camera to match.
  • The Mystery Behind all those Numbers; what they mean, and how they add up to the picture you want to take.
  • WHY you want to shoot in manual mode in the first place.
  • How to manipulate exposure for the best results
  • Which of the Three Settings I ALWAYS Adjust First and WHY I recommend you do the same

All About Aperture

Aperture is one of the things that controls how much light you capture, and how your picture looks. As a photographer you NEED to understand how Aperture works. I’ll help you understand:


  • How to Wake Up Your Camera! If you don’t do this, you won’t be able to adjust your controls.
  • Your Aperture Range (Highest to Lowest) and what each end of the range means to your camera.
  • Why different lenses determine your Aperture Range
  • What the F-Stop is all about
  • Why Most People Get Confused with the Aperture Numbers and How You Can Remember What they Mean.
  • The Reason the Aperture Numbers are different on different lenses
  • Two Critical Factors that Determine How You Set Your Aperture

The Importance Of Shutter Speed

Shutter Speed is another thing that controls how much light you actually capture, and shutter speed is also critical to getting sharp photos. We’ll cover:

  • How a Certain Shutter Speed Setting May Convince You that Your Camera is Broken. And When You Will Want to Use that Setting to Take Awesome Pictures!
  • The Shutter Speed Scale: How Relating the Scale to a Pie will Help You Avoid Critical Mistakes in Choosing a Setting
  • Not ONLY How to control it, but why that’s important… Hint, it’s all about motion baby!
  • The Two Types of Motion Blur and How to Avoid Both.
  • My Shutter Speed rule of thumb for sharp photos
  • The Physics of Focal Length and How it Determines Your Shutter Speed
  • Your Camera’s Motion Threshold and the Guidelines to Getting Sharp Photos


The Secrets Of ISO

ISO is the third thing that helps you control how much light you capture, and ISO is critical because it gives you the flexibility to choose the shutter speeds and apertures you want to use. We’ll cover:

  • What ISO Does to Our Photos
    Exactly How Much More Light You’ll Get When You Change Your ISO Settings
  • How We Measure the Change in Light when we Change our Settings and what this all means. Once you understand this, you’ll know exactly when to use ISO 200 and when to use ISO 3200
  • What Impact ISO Settings Have on
  • How Your Photos Will Actually Look.
  • How to use ISO without Getting that Grainy Look in Your Photos
  • The drawbacks of ISO; When Is Noise too Much Noise?

Aperture, Shutter Speed And ISO Create The
Foundation Of Photography.

Once You Understand Them, You Get To
Have Some Real FUN!

With Depth Of Field

Depth of Field is how much stuff in your photo is in focus, and how much is blurry. I’ll show you:

  • The Four Things that Control Whether or Not You Have a Narrow or Wide Depth of Field. Learn How these Factors Work together and You’ll Always be able to get the shot you want.
  • The ONLY Thing You Need to Change Your Depth of Field
  • How to Easily Remember What Setting Gives You the Right Depth of Field
  • All the factors that impact Depth of Field
  • My simple, three step method for taking pictures with sharp subjects and blurry backgrounds

 The Joy Of Motion Blur

Just about every photographer gets obsessed with taking the sharpest photos. What they don’t realize is that photos of blurry motion are a lot of fun and results in really cool photos!

I’ll show you:

  • The One Setting You Change to Control the Amount of Motion Blur You Capture
  • How to Take Beautiful Scenic Photos at Night with almost NO Light.
  • When You Absolutely Need to Use a Tripod and When it’s NOT Necessary.
  • The Secret to Shooting Fantastic Firework Photos
  • How to Trick Your Camera to Go Beyond its Own Settings.

The “I Am Shooting” Method

My method for setting your settings.

A Repeatable Method that you can use to figure out exactly how to choose the right settings for the photo you are trying to take.

We’ll Cover:

  • How the Exposure Triangle Really Works Together.
  • The Mind Set You Need to Adopt When You Chose Your Settings
  • How The I Am Shooting Method Will Make Your Decisions Almost Effortless

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*Note the course can be downloaded directly if you prefer to watch the videos offline.

The 14 Videos will get you to think like photographer and consistently capture jaw dropping shots guaranteed, and at a fraction of what a class or a workshop would cost you.

A good photography workshop will cost you anywhere from $150 to $799 (sometimes more)! And the last time I checked, a beginner photography class at a local University here in Wisconsin ran about $350 for a 12 Week Class. Twelve Weeks! And don’t forget to take notes.

The Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode teaches you all the fundamental skills you need to take your photography to the next level at a fraction of the cost of other programs and you can
access the videos for years to come.

Get Access to The Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode today, go through the videos and the exercises and you’ll be able to choose your settings and take better shots almost immediately, guaranteed.

Grab the Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode today. Go through the course. Ask questions. Get out there and take some damn photos. Go through each module and the bonus modules.

And if you still aren’t shooting in manual mode and taking awesome shots contact me,
and I’ll help you figure it out.

If you do all of that, and your photography hasn’t improved, then I’ll send you all of
your money back. Easy as that.

Let me say it again. My promise to you is this…

The ‘Guide To Shooting In Manual Mode’
Will Help You Understand Your Camera And How It Thinks So That You Can Chose The Settings That Will Create The Picture You See In Your Head.

The Guide To Shooting In Manual Mode Will Help You Become A Better Photographer, Guaranteed.

And in order to keep that promise, I created a HUGE bonus package to go along with this guide.

  • Sharp, clean and crisp images are the reason most people purchase their first DLSR Camera.
  • But, there are so many factors that go into taking sharp photos. Everything from the lens you use, to how you hold the camera will affect the sharpness of your images.
  • Understanding this is critical to preparing you to to take sharp photos.

In the Main Course We will Cover:

  • The One Setting that Makes the Most Difference in Getting Razor Sharp Photos
  • How to Use The Reciprocal Rule to Help You Know Which Settings to Use for Different Lenses
  • Two Pieces of Equipment You Need in Order to Keep Your Camera Perfectly Still
  • Three Techniques You Can Use if You Don’t Have the Right Equipment

And since Sharpness is a Goal for MOST of the Shots You Take, I threw in this Bonus Course to Teach You How to Get Sharp Photos when You Want them. Here’s what you get:


  • All the different factors that impact sharpness
  • Why the right lenses are more important than your camera
  • Simple tricks to improve the sharpness of your photos
  • Why sharpness is overrated


  • Explain Diffraction and How it Impacts Sharpness
  • Break Down The Rule of Thumb of Lens Diffraction
  • Share with You Why Sharpness May Be a Bit Over-Rated
  • Bust the Myth that Shooting with Lens Wide Open Creates Soft Images


  • The Secrets of Selecting Your Shutter Speed
  • How to Test Your Shutter Speed and Get Right One For Each Situation
  • The Factors that Help Determine Sharpness in Photos
  • Why Sharpness is overrated


  • What Focus Points Are
  • How to Use Focus Point
  • Selection to Control EXACTLY Where the Camera Focuses
  • How to Change the Auto Focus Point on Your Camera

Once you Master the Art of Composition you’ll be able to create compelling and visually interesting picture that people want to look at and even share with their friends.

Composition is the squishy side of photography. How you arrange your photograph and how that arrangement appeals to a person when they look at it involves:


Brain chemistry
How we as people process information and
A bit of design.

In this course I’m going to show you How to Identify Key Visual Elements of a Scene and How to Arrange them in Your Photograph.

The first three modules lay down a solid foundation for you to understand why some photos are awesome and why others just plain suck.

The remaining four modules cover the Fundamentals of Design and are the Building Blocks of Composition.

Understanding these Fundamentals of Design will give you the working knowledge of the elements of design that every photographer needs if they want to create pictures that people want to print and put on their walls.

Here is what you get:



  • How the Pattern Recognition in the Brain Guides our Eyes through a Photograph; Once you understand this you’ll know where to set up your camera so that you guide the viewer to the main subject of each shot.
  • Why Two of the Biggest Rules Every Photography Teacher Teaches is kind of B.S
  • How Boring Photos are Made, and What You Can do to Avoid taking them.
  • Balance vs Un-Balanced Photographs




  • How to Drastically Increase Interest and Engagement in Your Photography
  • A Trick to Force People’s Brains to Slow Down When Looking at Pictures You Take; Do this and you’ll have more people saying “Wow! That’s a cool shot.”
  • The Worst Angle in Photography and Where to Put the Camera Instead



  • Switch Your Brain from Autopilot to Photography Mode so you Can Stop Taking Mindless Shots that don’t Convey Emotion
  • Capture Images that Express Exactly What You See in Your Head, and Make People Who Look at the Photo and Feel Exactly What You Want them to Feel.
  • Understand the Reason

The Building Blocks Of Composition



  • Which Type of Lines Give Your Photographs a Sense of Calm and Tranquility
  • How Get a Sense of Energy and Movement
  • What Lines Convey Strength, Permanence and Longevity
  • How to Create Depth and Scale in Your Images
  • The Two Factors that Determine the Impact of the Lines in Your Photos



  • The Three Types of Shapes and What Each Mean to the Overall Composition in Your Photographs
  • Which of Three Types of Shape Convey the MOST Meaning Every Single Time
  • How Shapes Hide in Your Photographs and Change the Look and Feel of the Shot



  • How to Create the Urge to Reach Out and Touch Your Photographs
  • An Example of Conflicting Messages; How One Shot Makes Some People Pull Away and Other People Want to Touch
  • The One Critical Factor that Determines How Much Texture Your Photographs Capture

Bonus #3 How To Build Your ShotsSHAPES


  • The Three Types of Shapes and What Each Mean to the Overall Composition in Your Photographs
  • Which of Three Types of Shape Convey the MOST Meaning Every Single Time
  • How Shapes Hide in Your Photographs and Change the Look and Feel of the Shot

Sometimes you want to get a tight shot on a particular subject and you want to blur out the background so you can create a really cool contrast that makes the subject of your photo pop out to the viewer.

To create this look and feel, you need follow three steps before you start your “I AM Shooting” Walkthrough.

I’ll show you:

The Right Zoom Setting to Get the Shot You Want
Which is the Most Effective Aperture Setting to Use
How to Get to the Shutter Speed You Need to Get the Right Look

Ever look up the night sky and want to take a really cool shot of the Milky Way?
In this video I’ll show you:

The Other Settings that will Help You Reduce the Amount of “noise” in Your Photographs
The Three Most Important things to do when Using Extra Long Shutter Speeds. Miss these and you’ll see nothing but blur
The One thing I Always Keep in my Camera Bag

Taking photos of fireworks is a combo of knowing the right settings to use and a good sense of timing. I’ll walk you through:

The Secret Mode that Let’s You Control Exactly When to the Shutter Closes
How to Dial in Your Settings to be able to Get Firework Shots
What Sound to Listen for so You Know when to Press the Shutter Button

*Warning… shooting fireworks is illegal in most areas of the United States. Only apply this information if it’s legal or during a legal firework event like the Fourth of July or if you live near a ball park that sets them off regularly.

Maybe you’re trying to take sports photos of your kids, or you’re at a wedding or out with your friends. You whip out your camera and take a photo and it’s all blurry and looks like crap. I’ll show you how to use your camera to get good photos in low light. We’ll cover:

Which Setting will Allow You to Capture Enough Light in Dimly Lit Room without Using Your Flash
How to Choose the Right Lens for Low Light Photography
Why the Built in Flash Sucks so Much… You Should Hardly Ever Use It

Who Is The ‘Guide To Shooting In Manual Mode’ Built For?

  • Anyone who’s just getting started in photography
  • Photographer’s unhappy with the photos they are currently taking
  • Anyone shooting in Auto looking to take their photography to the next level so that they never miss another important shot!
  • Photographers in need of a refresher to jump start their creativity or brush up on their skills
  • Film photographers just transitioning into Digital Photography

Grab This Course,
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Also Included In The Guide To Shooting In Manual Mode:

A resource library of videos that shows you what to do on YOUR camera. Some of the cameras covered in the resource library include:

> Canon Digital Rebel Series of DSLR Cameras
> Canon X0/7D series (60D, 70D, 7D)
> Nikon D3XXX, D5XXX, D7XXX and D6XX series cameras
> The Pentax K-3 DSLR

And if your camera isn’t covered, you can easily ask me and get personalized help.

> The ability to email Spyros to ask questions and get clarification
> Clear and simple explanations of how your camera works and what all the damn numbers mean
> Exercises to help you implement and practice what you are learning
> A foolproof method for taking photos with sharp subjects and blurry backgrounds
> Bonus Building the Shot videos where I take you out on shoots so you can see the process in action

100% Satisfaction
Moneyback Guarantee

My goal is to help you become a better photographer, and if you’re not satisfied, then I’m not satisfied.

Go through The Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode and put the information and techniques you learn to the test.

If you’re not happy with your results, I’ll refund your money. All you have to do is email me to request a refund.

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