Aperture and Manual Modes

Aperture Mode:

It works pretty much the same as the shutter speed mode. You set the aperture, and the camera will fix the shutter speed the way it should be.

For example, if you are shooting a landscape and you want a nice, deep, and clear photo, so you set a high aperture number to maybe f11 or f16. The camera will automatically arrange the shutter speed to have a good exposure.

There are plenty of circumstances where you would use both priority modes.

Manual Mode:

As you can imagine, Manual mode gives you full control. You set the shutter speed, the aperture, and the ISO. You will find that you use each mode equally most of the time.

The great thing about the manual mode is it gives you that full control because your camera is not always right.

Manual mode helps you get the perfect exposure. As you grow as a photographer, you will find that you use manual mode more often. If you shoot on old film cameras, use manual mode, it is a great way to learn photography.

When manual mode is most useful?

Manual mode is used in a gig setting. If you are at the comfort of your own home (perhaps doing some spring cleaning, there’s probably no need for this. If you are at a concert taking photos, the lighting will constantly be changing. Getting the perfect exposure will be difficult.

How to capture the perfect exposure when you are shooting in manual mode?

  • You will need to set your camera to manual mode.
  • Set the exposure to exactly what you think how it would be when the lightning is up.
  • Automatically take many photos at a high shutter speed.

Now you know that when the lightning does come up, you will have the perfect exposure set and it will capture exactly what you want.

Who cares if you get many dark photos? It is digital you can delete them.

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