Photography for Beginners: Camera Shooting Modes

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For the beginner, SLR digital cameras can be intimidating, especially when it comes to the various camera shooting modes. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you the function of each of the camera shooting modes located on the dial at the top of your camera. The P or Program mode allows the camera to automatically adjust the shutter speed and aperture for you. In the TV or S mode, you choose the shutter speed priority based on if you are shooting high speed action or stationary still life images. The A or AV mode stands for aperture priority, the f-stop, where you control the depth of field based on how sharp your subject is in focus. In the M or Manual mode, you choose both the shutter speed and the aperture. The last of the camera shooting modes is B or Bulb which allows you to hold down the shutter for very long exposures.

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  1. tgrobbins

    Even though this was a short video it was very informative. Really shed light on what all the modes mean in plain English where I could understand it. Thanks so much for all you do!

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