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06-12-2009, 09:06 PM
I have a few question for all you experienced photographers. I've mainly shot my photos in"Aperture Priority" or a "Shutter Priority" mode. Now I'm learning more about shooting in "manual mode".
I signed up for the Proud Photography course to better my skills.
Do most of you shoot in manual mode? If so, how do you capture those spur of the moments photos? I have to take my time with meter readings...ect. By that time, the opportunity to even take the photo maybe gone!
What is your main settings to capture those quick moments?
06-13-2009, 03:50 AM
George - my settings are based on what I'm shooting. If I want to capture fast action and I have good light, then I'll use "shutter priority". If I want the blurred background, say for flowers, then I'll shoot "aperature priority". If I have time, then I use manual. As an experienced photographer once told me "It depends". As you go through the course, you'll learn more about your camera and what it can do. And of course, practice, practice, practice. Just keep in mind that for every 100 shots you take, you may only get 5-10 that you will really like. And you may get 10 different answers - each of us will shoot differently.
And welcome to the group.
06-13-2009, 09:08 AM
I always shoot manual mode but each camera is different once you get to no your camera you will no exactly what aperture and shutter speed is reqiured for that scene you are going to shoot and remember the histogram is your best freind its not always rite but pretty close and i always under expose my pios by 1 stop cheers.
06-13-2009, 12:01 PM
Thanks for your replies!
Steve, all the photos I've seen that you've taken are stunning!
06-13-2009, 12:13 PM
50% in all manual mode for consistency and 40% in aperture priority, 10% in shutter priority. Shutter priority is the lowest becuase the times I want or need to do time-based effects is very low (panning, stop motion, etc...). I mentor at a lot of weddings and engagement sessions (5 weddings and 7 E-sessions in the last 5 weeks!). The E-sessions are always in manual for consistency. The weddings are the same thing. I use aperture priority during the times when the wedding is very fast paced and dynamic which means at the reception and the church entrance and exit. When I have the 1-2 extra seconds in between shots, my camera slips into manual mode.
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