Photography for Beginners: Camera Shooting Modes

Connor Erickson
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Duration:   3  mins

For the beginner, SLR digital cameras can be intimidating, especially when it comes to the various camera shooting modes. In this free video, world-renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you the function of each of the camera shooting modes located on the dial at the top of your camera. The P or Program mode allows the camera to automatically adjust the shutter speed and aperture for you. In the TV or S mode, you choose the shutter speed priority based on if you are shooting high-speed action or stationary still life images. The A or AV mode stands for aperture priority, the f-stop, where you control the depth of field based on how sharp your subject is in focus. In the M or Manual mode, you choose both the shutter speed and the aperture. The last of the camera shooting modes is B or Bulb which allows you to hold down the shutter for very long exposures.