Sunday, May 22, 2011

Beginning with Manual Mode Point and Shoot Cameras

There have been lot of camera models lately, which are point & shoot but features manual mode of operation. If you are new to such a camera then here are few tips on how to configure your camera for best results.

The only three things you need to know are : Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and ISO. It can be explained as -

  • A fast shutter speed will freeze movement, giving a crisp, sharp images of the subject. A slow shutter speed can create deliberate blur in a moving subject - when photographing moving water, for example. 
  • When you are shooting landscapes, you will often want everything from the foreground to the horizon to appear as sharp as possible. This requires a small aperture, such as f/16 to give a wide depth of field. 
  • ISO is the indication of how sensitive a image sensor is to light. The lower the number the lower the sensitivity of image sensor and the finer the grain in the shots. 
To better understand this concept, check out this flash website that is intelligently designed to briefly understand the above concepts in photography.

You can change the ISO, focal length, Priorities and etc..

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