Last month we talked about “getting to know your camera” by reading your camera’s manual.
Today we’re going to talk about the most common modes on cameras! This information will be in your camera’s manual but, let’s be honest, many of you probably haven’t pulled the manual out yet.
Hopefully, after todays post, you will have a better understanding of it’s settings, which then means you will be able to have a little more fun with it!
This mode is great for pictures of scenery, like mountains or sunsets. When using this mode your camera will select a small aperture (larger number) so that you have a large depth of field which means that a lot of your scene will be in focus. If you don’t have sufficient light in this mode, your camera may lower your shutter speed and cause blur unless your are perfectly still and using a tripod.
This mode is used for “action shots” or shots of moving objects like someone playing sports, moving cars, animals, etc. When using this mode your camera speeds up your shutter speed so that your subject can be “frozen” in your shot.
This mode is used for darker, low-light situations. Unless you are wanting a blurred look (sometimes people are going for that), you will want to use a tripod to hold your camera still as your camera is set to a slow shutter speed, this will help keep your image more focused.
Some cameras have this feature. This is to record videos on your camera.
There you have it!