Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode
Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer features that once were only found on ‘serious’ SLR cameras.
The trouble is, most people who have grown up with point-and-shoot cameras have very little idea what these features are all about. After buying a good digital camera with the best intentions, they soon give up and switch to automatic.
Are the settings on your camera really so hard to understand? Of course not, but it can seem that way at the start, especially if they are [...]
Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes
Aperture and shutter speed settings can seem confusing for a new photographer. Luckily your semi-automatic settings, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, make them a little easier to understand. Do you know how to use them?
Earlier SLR cameras (film) were fully manual. A photographer needed to understand aperture and shutter speed settings and know how to use them. Then came automatic modes, which let the camera do the thinking for you. This was (and still is) a fairly reliable way of getting a well-exposed picture, but it took creativity out of the hands of the photographer. As time went by, [...]
What Is F-Stop and Shutter Speed
How is an exposure made and what does the camera do to make sure an image is recorded? There are two parts involved in exposing film or a digital sensor to light. One is the intensity of the light and the other is the length of time the light is allowed to strike the film or sensor. Exposure= intensity x time. Above the door in my photography class was this sign: E=IxT. Some students thought it meant EXIT.
The f stop (aperture) is the iris in the lens that allows a measured amount of light to strike the film. This f stop is determined mathematically by the size of the iris opening [...]
How To Shoot With Nikon D3200
The great thing about using a DSLR camera is always that I can always feel certain that some things will remain unchanged from camera to camera. For me, fundamental essentials Aperture Priority (A) and Shutter Priority (S) shooting modes. Regardless of the subject I am shooting–from landscape to portrait to macro–I am typically going to be concerned with my depth of field. Whether it’s isolating my subject having a large aperture or looking to maximize the overall sharpness of an sweeping landscape, I always keep an eye on my aperture setting. If I need to control the action, I use Shutter Priority. If I am trying [...]