Wednesday, 23 September 2015

A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Shooting Mode

Today's article, which is from Digital Photography School, is written by Bruce Wunderlich and provides an easy to follow beginners guide to the various modes available on today's digital cameras. Bruce is from Marietta, Ohio, and he became interested in photography as a teenager in the 1970s, and has been a passionate student of the art ever since. Bruce recently won Photographer’s Choice award at the 2014 Shoot the Hills Photography Competition in the Hocking Hills near Logan, Ohio. 

Even the most seasoned veteran photographer may use a pre-programmed mode occasionally in order to concentrate immediately on a shot rather than take the time to calculate exposure and miss the opportunity for the great image. But if you are a beginner at photography or want to advance your photography skills beyond the use of Auto mode, begin by adventuring away from the green box.

When you are setting up your camera to capture an image, there are four basic results to consider: wide depth of field, shallow depth of field, motion blur or freeze motion. How do you know which mode to use to control these basics of photography? Let’s take a look.

To read the full article, follow this link....... A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Shooting Mode
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Personally I generally use Aperture Priority (AV on my Canon) especially when I want to achieve a narrow Depth of Field (DOF) and here are a couple of examples 
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