How to use a camera: exposure modes made simple

    | Photography Tips | 11/03/2013 01:00am
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    Highs and lows of Aperture Priority mode

    Tips from a professional photographer: use aperture priority mode

    You need to keep a close eye on the shutter speed when you are shooting in very dark or bright conditions.

    In very bright conditions you need to check that the shutter speed display is showing a speed rather than ‘Hi’, or flashing to indicate there isn’t a shutter speed fast enough to give the correct exposure.

    In this case, you’ll have to use a lower ISO, a smaller aperture or reduce the amount of light reaching the sensor by using a Neutral Density filter.

    Similarly, in dark conditions the shutter speed display may flash or say ‘Lo’, indicating that there isn’t a shutter speed long enough to avoid under-exposure. In this situation you need to use a wider aperture or increase the ISO until a useable shutter speed is shown on the display.

    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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    Posted on Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 1:00 am under Photography Tips.

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