A moment of honesty - I have been using autofocus on my Canon Rebel since I've bought it years ago and never took [or had] the time to learn manual focus.
Along with learning how to use and master manual focus, I decided to learn more about (micro) influencer marketing since I had some free time. Micro-influencers are those people who have between 1,000 to 1,000,000 followers/audience members on a social media site and are consider to be an expert within a certain field (i.e. food, fashion, travel).
I heard about this website called Influenster and heard that it is great for beginners within the influencer world. After trying it out and receiving some free products, I agree that it's great for beginners and great to learn about the influencer world.
Below are some of the shots I've taken using manual focus and/or trying out different angles/layouts for product shots.
*not an ad. Shea Moisture products were complimentary from Influenster*