Canon camera skills: Use Aperture Priority mode when light levels are changing

Use Aperture Priority (Av) to control depth of field with custom settings to avoid slow shutter speeds (Image credit: Brian Worley)

Aperture Priority (Av) mode is one of the most popular creative modes, allowing photographers to choose the depth of field, while the camera chooses metering and shutter speed. 

Wondering how to use the aperture priority mode? One of the limitations is the shutter speed range extends as far as 30 secs. As a result, when shooting in low light, blurred photos often result due to camera shake and subject movement.

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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.