Learning Photography

The Settings

It is important to note that the all of the pictures used in these simulations and tutorials were taken using a tripod. A tripod allows greater stability for the camera and will let you stretch your cameras abilities further than if it were held in your hand.

When you put the camera's dial to to this position indicated by and "A" you are shooting aperture priority mode. Meaning that you are in control of setting just the aperture and the camera will balance out all the other settings automatically. We will go into what this lets you control later on.

When you put the camera's dial to to this position indicated by and "S" you are shooting shutter priority mode. Meaning that you are in control of setting just the shutter speed and the camera will balance out all the other settings automatically. We will go into what this lets you control later on.

When you put the camera's dial to to this position indicated by and "P" you are shooting in Programed Automatic mode. Meaning that you are in control of some settings like ISO and flash and the camera will balance out all the other settings automatically. We will go into what this lets you control later on.

When you put the camera's dial to to this position indicated by and "M" you are shooting in Manual Mode. Meaning that you are in control of setting all of the cameras settings. We will learn about all of the settings individually, so that you can learn to set them all together.