This long exposure shot taken down at Sailors Beach in Hyams Beach, required manual mode to balance aperture, exposure and ISO.

That ‘M’ mode on a DSLR’s dial terrifies the living shit out of many would-be photographers. But the truth is, it’s actually not that hard to use it effectively.¬†Adam Geitgey has written an excellent guide to manual mode that takes you through the basics, explains the terminology and opens up whole new realms of photographic possibilities. You can find it here –¬†https://medium.com/@ageitgey/how-to-shoot-in-manual-mode-720d7ccbcd68#.tiyrphi8b