Camera Settings 02
Now that you have learnt about Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO in part one of this tutorial, it is time to explore the semi-automatic modes.
Now that you have learnt about Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO in part one of this tutorial, it is time to explore the semi-automatic modes Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter Priority (Tv), Program AE (P):
Aperture Priority (Av), restricts the user to adjusting the aperture and adjusts the others automatically.
Shutter Priority (Tv), restricts the user to adjusting the shutter speed and adjusts the others automatically.
Program AE (P), sets the shutter speed and aperture to semi-automatic, allowing adjustment to the ISO. The shutter speed and aperture are chosen by the camera, but can be adjusted afterwards. This mode reduces the set-up time in scenarios where time is of the essence.
Now that we have an understanding of each semi-automatic mode, lets explore how we can use them to our advantage!
Aperture Priority (Av)
In most cases aperture priority is used when a certain focal length is required or you are taking photos in extreme light. A small comment has been added to each example photo to explain why aperture has been used.
Shutter Priority (Tv)
Shutter priority can be very useful in extreme light or when photographing moving objects. It is important to note that a shutter speed of at least 1/60 should be used when not using a tripod, to reduce the blur caused by a moving camera.
Program AE (P)
Program is mostly used for speed and ease of use. The following photos were all taken on the go, where the shortest setup time is needed.
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