This is it. The Rosetta Stone. These are the instructions to get yourself off of Automatic mode. The purpose of this article is to give you a starting point for taking your camera off of Automatic, and getting you on your way to taking purposeful, artful pictures. You can’t do this on Automatic; you must take control of your camera. The good news is it is not difficult and if you use my approach, you will have a base for learning and framework to approach most situations.