A few weekends ago, I saw a Groupon come across for a Chimpsy Photo Fieldtrip for Kansas City. I’d never heard of it before but it sounded like a great opportunity to learn a bit more about photography. Up until this point I always took photographs in Aperture priority as you only have to set the aperture and the shutter speed would be set for you. I always just set my white balance to auto, ISO to auto, and exposure comp to 0. My fear of Manual mode (especially for shooting an event like a wedding) is that it would take me forever and a day to get the settings set correctly! But this Chimpy photo experience gave me a perfect safe environment to practice Manual mode and get tips from a professional photographer instructor. It was about 100 degrees out so we were only outside for about 20 minutes but we were in a super neat urban area of Kansas City with tons of great color, flowers, architectures and more!