Latest Industry News

Aperture Priority

[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!!

1 Comment

  • bape hoodie| January 17, 2018 at 10:11 PM

    I want to express my admiration for your kindness for people who require guidance on your matter. Your personal commitment to passing the message all-around ended up being wonderfully practical and has in most cases helped somebody like me to realize their desired goals. Your new informative key points means a whole lot to me and even more to my colleagues. Thanks a ton; from everyone of us.

  • ออกแบบโลโก้| January 18, 2018 at 3:00 AM

    Nice weblog right here! Additionally your site lots up fast!
    What host are you the usage of? Can I get your associate link in your
    host? I want my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  • Healthy Nutrition| January 18, 2018 at 10:05 PM

    It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I want to suggest you few interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I wish to read more things about it!

  • adidas neo| January 19, 2018 at 3:22 AM

    I wanted to create you that little bit of observation so as to thank you over again for those spectacular pointers you’ve contributed in this case. It is certainly remarkably generous with people like you to present extensively what a few individuals would’ve offered as an e-book to end up making some money for their own end, particularly seeing that you could possibly have done it in the event you wanted. The pointers as well served to provide a good way to know that other individuals have the same dream just like my own to learn significantly more around this matter. I think there are millions of more pleasurable situations in the future for many who view your site.

Leave comments

Your email address will not be published.*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Back to top