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A Beginner's Guide to Camera Modes

A Beginner’s Guide to Camera Modes


A Beginner’s Guide to Camera Modes

When you are a beginner photographer, just look at all the buttons, numbers and camera menu options to send panic into your heart.

Add in the user manual of this camera that is more like a novel, and there is a lot of information to absorb.

If you ask me, it’s part of the reason why beginners rarely go beyond this little green box on the camera’s clock, also called automatic mode.

But here is a secret – go beyond full automotive opens many opportunities for you to be creative, learn more about photography and take more control over how your images appear.

Of modes of the primary camera in the camera leave.

The automatic mode

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Like most beginners to use automatic mode, I do not think there is a lot of mystery about what it does …

But in the spirit of giving a complete view, the fully automatic mode gives full control over the camera settings.

This means you just have to point and shoot, and you do not have to worry about changing things like the aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

Full Auto also deals with dosage, white balance development and flash extinction.

In other words, it is the camera show – it decides what to do and how the final image will be visible.

There are many benefits to making by car, especially for beginners.

However, since the camera takes care of all the decision making, fully automatic is something that all beginners will eventually come out.

Therefore, switching to a semi-automatic mode could give you the tools you need to move your image to the next level.

Semiautomatic modes

Priority priority mode

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Let’s say you want to take a picture that has a beautiful background blur like the one above.

So you are looking for a way to get a blurred background and find that opening is one of the main factors that determines the depth of field.

The question is how to control the aperture without having to pull in full manual mode?

The answer is opening priority.

Designated as A or AV on the camera wheel, aperture priority is a fully automatic advanced because the aperture is adjusted.

To assist, the camera selects the shutter speed, which, under normal lighting conditions, will lead to good exposure.

As soon as you turn on the camera A or AV, select a large aperture (ie d. C / 2) and the camera selects the shutter speed.

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Although you can make other settings such as ISO, you probably do not need to.

This means that you can do an adjustment – Aperture – and get a better picture because it tells you exactly what you want (in this context, at least) instead of simply admitting the camera.

Conversely, if you want a greater depth of field so that the scene is centered backwards (as the landscape is shown above), you can mark a smaller aperture (ie, F / 16), let the Camera to choose the shutter speed, and a more pleasant image.

The aperture priority mode that gets a perfectly exposed image every time? No. However, in typical lighting conditions, usually higher than fully automatic mode, and that’s a good thing!

Learn more about the aperture priority mode here.

Shutter Priority Mode

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Now, suppose you take a photo of your child to play soccer and you want to freeze your movement while running to throw the ball.

Since the shutter speed to control the appearance of movement, you know you need to select a fast shutter speed to stop the motion.

Therefore, turn the steering wheel of your S into the camera or turn the TV in shutter priority mode, select a shutter speed of 1/1000 seconds, and the camera selects an aperture for correct exposure .

Of course, the same warning applied to aperture priority mode applies to the shutter priority mode – it does not show perfect exposure every time, but under normal lighting conditions, you will have no problem.

You can also use the shutter priority mode to blur motion.

Of course, you just have to choose a slower shutter speed, and once again, the camera will select an appropriate aperture


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