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[dropcap style=”style1″]N[/dropcap]ow that you’ve had the chance to mess around in manual mode, I’ll show you an easier mode to master! Some of you either sunk or swam when it came to setting your camera up correctly in manual mode, however in aperture priority, it takes the guess work away.

Aperture priority lets you take control of the aperture which controls your depth of field. The rest is calculated by your amazing camera. If you can’t remember what aperture is, it’s the size of the lens opening. It controls the amount of light that is let in. A large aperture (f/1.8) will allow more light in and a small aperture (f/16) will allow less light in. It also determines how shallow your depth of field is.

unnamedHow to use it:  It’s quite simple. You just set what f/stop you’d like to use and your camera figures out the rest.

This comes in handy when you’re shooting in different light. It allows your camera to properly adjust it’s settings for optimal exposure. REMINDER: ISO still needs to be set.

There is an obvious drawback however, sometimes your camera doesn’t properly meter light correctly. A great example is when you’re shooting your subject against snow. The snow is obviously bright so what your camera will try to do is get the optimal exposure which will give you ‘middle gray’ which makes your snow look gray. That’s where exposure compensation comes to play.

Exposure compensation allows you to adjust the exposure in aperture priority to avoid middle gray. When you notice a picture that looks a bit off and looks gray look for the button on your camera that has this symbol: “+/-“. To use it, hold the button down and move the dial in the direction you’d like to change the exposure. A plus (+) setting makes your image brighter, while a minus (-) makes your image darker. For instance, if you’re shooting against a dark background and your camera doesn’t meter the light correctly and gives you the middle gray you would move your dial to the minus. Keep an eye on your exposure meter in your viewfinder and shoot away.

This is a feature you’ll need to get used to so I encourage you to test it out. Not everyone will get it right away. However, you’ll notice it’s much easier than using Manual Mode. Good luck and let me know how we have helped you!!

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