MASTERING THE MANUAL MODE. why it’s important and how to use it. canon 5d mark ii: modes. Bulb exposure: holds the shutter open, don’t use this. . Manual exposure: Allows user to adjust shutter speed, aperture, and iso. APERTURE PRIORITY AUTO EXPOSURE: USER CONTROLS APERTURE.
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MASTERING THE MANUAL MODE
why it’s important and how to use it
Bulb exposure: holds the shutter open, don’t use this.
Allows user to adjust shutter speed, aperture, and iso
APERTURE PRIORITY AUTO EXPOSURE:
USER CONTROLS APERTURE
User controls shutter speed
Program auto exposure:
User controls iso
Fully automatic mode:
The camera chooses everything
Creative auto mode: “fun” settings
How much light the camera lets in. keep this at the lowest number “fstop” available. Depends on the lens.
The smaller the fraction, the faster the shutter. A fast speed (1/300) is needed to freeze motion. The faster the shutter speed, the darker the image becomes.
The camera’s sensitivity to light. On a sunny day use 100-200, 400-800 if cloudy/indoors, >800 for poor lighting conditions (indoor sports, nighttime). Increasing the iso will make the picture brighter, but also decrease the image quality.
The key is to find the balance between shutter speed and iso
Autofocus point: automatic
Picture style: auto or standard
White balance: automatic (you can change this in photoshop later)
Metering mode: evaluative
Drive mode: continuous shooting
af mode: al focus
Image quality: raw is best, but use “L” (JPEG)
Adjusting manually is tedious at first, but once you get used to it, you won’t want to switch back to any other modes.