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Hello beginner photographers. Many questions appear about how to get nice exposure or how to make a good picture. All these answers you will find in my blog. Let's talk about one thing that you will need for making good pictures, and that thing is Exposure Modes. Exposure modes control how the camera chooses the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings when determining the exposure. To control these options there were created Digital Vari-Program modes or like they usually called scene modes. On many cameras you can see them on a switch. These are some modes:
Auto (flash off)
This mode disables the flash even in low-light situations. This setting is preferable when you want to use natural or ambient light for your subject.
This scene mode is for taking pictures of people. The camera automatically adjusts the colors to give natural-looking skin tones. The camera focuses on the closest subject. It also attempts to use a wide aperture, if possible, to reduce the depth of field. This draws attention to the subject of the portrait, leaving distracting background details out of focus.
This mode is used for taking photos of far vistas. The camera automatically adjusts the colors to apply brighter greens and blues to skies and foliage.
This mode is for taking great photos or candid shots of children. Like always camera automatically adjusts the colors to give more saturation while still giving a soft, natural skin tone.
This mode uses a high shutter speed to freeze the action of moving subjects. The camera focuses continuously as long as you have the Shutter Release button half pressed.
One of my favorite modes is Close-up. This scene mode is used for close-up or macro shots. It uses a fairly wide aperture to provide a soft background while giving the main subject a sharp focus. In this mode, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
This mode is for taking portraits in low-light situations. The camera automatically activates the flash and uses a longer shutter speed to capture the ambient light from the background. This balances the ambient light and the light from the flash, giving you a more natural effect. I recommend using a tripod when you use this feature to prevent blur from camera shake that can occur during longer exposure times.
If you just started using a DSLR camera then you can shoot in Programmed Auto (P) mode. This will lead you to great pictures that you will make.
This is something that every beginner has to know about camera and it's modes for everyday shoot. Try to be more creative and you will see that if you put your mind and fantasy into it you will obtain an amazing work of art.
Photography for begginers