Project #90 Pick a Mode

Project: Pick a Mode This week, Pick a Mode, any mode, except the mode you use the most for at least one shoot. There are a minimum four different shooting modes on the cameras we all have, some have many additional scene modes. This week take a look at the different modes your camera offers and pick one, or more … Continue reading Project #90 Pick a Mode

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From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 9 – Manual Mode

Finally, here we are at Manual Mode. When you are using Manual Mode you have complete control over your camera. You are 100% in charge of everything, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and everything else. You are also 100% responsible for any mistakes that you make! Manual mode is not as scary as it may seem. … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 9 – Manual Mode

From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 8 – Shutter Priority

There are some situations where you want to be sure that you are working at the same shutter speed to create motion blur or freeze action. In these cases you will want to use Shutter Priority. When in Shutter Priority you choose the shutter speed and the camera chooses the aperture. One thing you have … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 8 – Shutter Priority

From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 7 – Aperture Priority

I walk around with my camera set to Aperture Priority almost all the time. I do this so that I don’t miss any images that come along unexpectedly. With my camera set to Aperture Priority I have already chosen the f-stop that I want to use and the camera chooses the corresponding shutter speed needed … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 7 – Aperture Priority

From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 6 – Program Mode

To get away from the “Green Camera” mode and Scene modes while still letting the camera make most of the exposure decisions, switch to Program (“P”) mode. Program mode is very similar to the “Green Camera” mode in that the camera is choosing the aperture and shutter speed. Where these two modes differ is in the … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 6 – Program Mode

From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 1 – “Green Camera” Mode

When a camera comes from the manufacturer, it is most likely set to “Green Camera” mode. Some manufacturers use a red camera or other icon. You will see this icon even if the camera has few or no other modes than full auto. This is so that most anyone can open the box, charge the … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 1 – “Green Camera” Mode