Are you using the right creative mode for your photos?

Aperture Priority is a great choice to control depth of field, leaving your camera to evaluate the shutter speed automatically for a standard exposure (Image credit: Brian Worley)

Cameras have a range of creative exposure modes – program, shutter and aperture priority, manual, and more recently flexible priority – that help you capture the pictures you want with minimum effort. These modes enable you to bring something extra to your shots, choosing how movement is captured and selecting the right depth of field. 

Program mode takes care of the exposure, setting shutter speed and aperture so that you can devote your skills to framing and working with the subject. Once metered, rotate the main dial to adjust the selected combination of shutter speed and aperture.

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Brian Worley

Brian is a freelance photographer and photo tutor, based in Oxfordshire. He has unrivaled EOS DSLR knowledge, after working for Canon for over 15 years, and is on hand to answer all the EOS and photographic queries in Canon-centric magazine PhotoPlus.