Camera Modes

Automatic mode: Tells your camera to use it’s best judgement to select shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus, and flash to take the best shot it can.

Portrait Mode: Your camera will automatically select a large aperture which helps to keep your background out of focus, ensuring your subject is the only thing in focus, and works best when photographing a single subject.

Macro Mode: Macro mode lets you move closer into your subject to take a close up picture, which means it’s good for shooting flowers, insects, and other small objects.

Landscape mode: This mode is the exact opposite of portrait mode, in that it sets the camera up with a small aperture to make sure as much of the scene you’re photographing will be in focus as much as possible, therefore giving you a large depth of field.

Sports Mode: Sports mode is designed to photograph moving objects, so it is ideal for photographing things like. people playing sports, pets, cars, wildlife. etc. .

Night Mode: This mode can create some wonderfully colorful and interesting shots, night mode is for shooting low light situations and sets your camera to use a longer shutter speed to help capture details of the background but it also off a flash to illuminate the foreground.

Movie Mode: This mode extends your digital camera from just capturing still images to capturing moving ones, the quality is not as up to date as a normal video camera, and moving images take up more space on your memory than still ones.

Aperture Priority Mode (A or AV): This mode is a semi-auto mode where you choose the aperture and your camera chooses the other settings, like white balance, ISO, etc. , to ensure you have well balanced exposure, and this mode is best when you need to control depth of field.

Shutter Priority Mode (S or TV): Shutter priority is very similar to aperture priority but is the mode where you select a shutter speed and the camera chooses all the other settings for you, you would use this mode where you want to control over shutter speed.

Program Mode: Some digital cameras have this priority mode in addition to auto mode, program mode is similar to auto but it gives you a little more control over some other features including flash, white balance, ISO, etc. .

Manual Mode: In this mode you have full control over your camera and need to think about all settings including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, flash, etc. , and gives you all the flexibility needed to set up your shots as you wish.

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