A Beginners Guide To Shutter Priority Mode On Your dSLR

Dan Eitreim

March 26, 2015

Cameras are a wonderful invention. Just imagine a world without it. You probably won’t able to save memories of your childhood, your first graduation, that first love, and all the firsts and succeeding events in your life. Fortunately, cameras today are available for our use. And, they come in different models, features and uses. So if you’re thinking of getting started, here are some beginner tips that you’ll definitely find helpful as you get into the amazing world of photography.

• Choose a camera. In photography, it is important that you have your own camera. You can start with a point and shoot model. But if you’re really serious of taking pictures, a digital single lens reflex or DSLR is of great consideration. In this camera, you have the ability to control everything, more specifically on aperture and shutter speeds.

• Pay particular attention on camera lenses. Although digital cameras come with a standard lens, it is still advisable to have different kinds of lenses should you decide on upgrading the quality of your pictures. Different lenses represent different functionalities. If you want to capture an object at a very close distance, you can make use of a macro lens. And, if your subject is too far from you, a telephoto lens would make it possible to still capture and make a good photo out of it.

• Study the use of aperture and shutter speed. Photography isn’t all about lenses alone. If you want to become a good photographer, the following two things must be learned and carefully studied. Aperture is responsible for the brightness or dimness of a photo. So to prevent under and over exposure on pictures, you must know how to control the aperture. The shutter speed, on the other hand, controls the amount of light your photos receive.

• Determine your preferred subject. There are many different subjects that you can choose from. However, you must identify a specific subject to take pictures of. You can focus on landscapes, marketplaces, people and human interest, flowers, animals and the like. Once you determined a subject to focus on, try as much as possible to master it before you advance to other subjects. This way, you’re able to develop a specific area where you can say you’re skilled at.

Focus on the above tips and practice them patiently and you will make a good photographer over a period of time. Professional photographers didn’t come up with very good photos on their first shoot. They just knew that they had the gift, honed it, and made way for continuous improvement until they produced the best shots of their lives.

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