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Dan Brugere is the instructor for Shoot Manual in 7 Days, the photography course that helps you choose camera settings and shoot in manual mode.

Hi, I'm Dan and I created Shoot Manual in 7 Days to help aspiring photographers tackle the challenge of learning manual mode and camera settings like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

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Take Control of Your Photography

Start your journey to master manual mode with Shoot Manual in 7 Days online course. This course will improve your technical skills so you can choose camera settings in manual mode with confidence. Our course offers a structured, comprehensive path to help you understand the basics of aperture, shutter speed, ISO and more. Our course is written and reviewed by expert instructors and coaches and includes training, quizzes, and interactive assignments. Whether you want to be a professional photographer or want to enrich your hobby, this course is an investment in your creative potential. Don't let automatic settings limit your creativity. Take control of your camera and your artistry with this essential course.

Digital photo of an older man with a serious expression wearing a cowboy hat and vest. It's a black and white photo shot with camera settings of aperture 7.1, shutter speed 1/250 and ISO 200.

How Long Does It Take to Learn Manual Mode?

Choosing camera settings in manual mode isn't rocket science. It's about understanding the basics and then practicing them. And guess what? That can happen a lot quicker than you think.


Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO are the pillars of photography, and once you grasp how they work together to affect your photos, you will start to build your confidence. In the "Shoot Manual in 7 Days" course, I break these concepts down into bite-sized, easy-to-digest lessons. By focusing on one element at a time, you'll  learn faster but more effectively. 


Like any new skill, the key to becoming proficient is consistent practice. That’s why our course includes daily exercises designed to get you comfortable with adjusting your settings on the fly. By the end of the week, you’ll not only understand what each setting does but also how to manipulate them to achieve the vision you have in your head. So, whether you’re a hobbyist looking to up your photography game or an aspiring professional, remember that with the right guidance and a bit of practice, mastering manual mode is just a week away. 

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Meet The Instructor

Dan Brugere is the instructor of online photograph course Shoot Manual in 7 Days that teaches aspiring photographers about choosing the right camera settings including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

My name is Dan Brugere, and I'm a photographer, husband, and dad from St. Louis, MO, United States. My background includes photography experience as well as training and coaching in a business environment. In this course, I combine my passion for photography with principles of learning theory to ensure that you not only grasp the theoretical aspects of shooting in manual mode but also builkd your confidence applying them in practical, real-world scenarios. 


We're so confident in the quality and effectiveness of our photography course that we offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you find that your photography skills have not improved after completing our course and applying the techniques you've learned, we will happily give you your money back. Our priority is your growth and success as a photographer. We believe in our curriculum and its ability to enhance your understanding and execution of photography principles. So, take the course, immerse yourself in the learning process, and practice with confidence knowing that your investment is protected by our commitment to your improvement.

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