The right way to set up your camera

Best camera settings: how to set up your DSLR

DSLRs enable you to take much more creative photos. But this extra functionality does require you to spend a bit more time getting to know your camera settings. This can be frustrating if you’re keen to get shooting, but it’s the only way to ensure your camera’s set up properly for the best results.

To help you get started on your journey, here are the key things you should know about how to dial in the best camera settings for your DSLR.

Set up your camera

Set up your camera

Hit the ground running with our guide to setting up your new SLR, including choosing the right exposure mode, choosing the right metering mode, setting the aperture and shutter speed, and picking the the focus and drive modes