How to use a camera: exposure modes made simple
What is Aperture Priority mode?
The next step towards full manual control of your camera is using Aperture Priority mode to take more control over the depth of field in your image. Here’s how it’s done.
Aperture Priority mode is the most useful and convenient mode for shooting many subjects and situations. Changing the aperture gives you control over the depth of field, but the camera will select the shutter speed automatically.
The main advantage of using Aperture Priority mode is that it gives you control over the depth of field in your image, but also with the convenience of not having to set the shutter speed yourself.
Even though in Aperture Priority mode your main concern is the aperture setting, this doesn’t mean you should completely ignore the shutter speed.
The main concern is the shutter speed falling below a speed that you can safely hold the camera steady to avoid camera shake.
In this situation you have a few options: you can either increase the ISO, which will allow you to use a faster shutter speed at the same aperture, or keep the settings the same and use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
PAGE 1: How to use a camera’s top dial
PAGE 2: How to use Program mode
PAGE 3: Program Mode Pros and Cons
PAGE 4: Your camera display explained
PAGE 5: Using Program Shift / Flexible Program
PAGE 6: What is Aperture Priority mode?
PAGE 7: Highs and lows of Aperture Priority mode
PAGE 8: How to control depth of field in Aperture Priority mode
PAGE 9: What is Shutter Priority mode?
PAGE 10: How to use Shutter Priority mode?
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on Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 1:00 am under Photography Tips.
Tags: camera tips, exposure modes, Shoot Like A Pro