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For Those Starting Out in Photography – Camera Shooting Modes

For Those Starting Out in Photography – Camera Shooting Modes

Camera Shooting Modes

OK here is where we really start delving into the detail.

Your DSLR camera will offer you a number of shooting modes. Basically these can categorised as Automatic, Semi Automatic and Manual.

The basic shooting modes on …

For Those Starting Out in Photography – The Exposure Triangle: Part 2

For Those Starting Out in Photography – The Exposure Triangle: Part 2

The Exposure Triangle: Part 2

Let’s start by going back to the previous part of this blog and to this diagram:

exposure triangle

This shows two key factors that are fundamental to how you photograph an image. These are light, or more …

For Those Starting Out in Photography – The Exposure Triangle: Part 1

For Those Starting Out in Photography – The Exposure Triangle: Part 1

The Exposure Triangle: Part 1

In my view, for anyone new to photography the Exposure Triangle is probably the most important concept to understand and apply in your work. 

The triangle is shown below:

exposure triangle

First let’s look at some definitions:
For Those Starting Out in Photography – Metering: Part 2

For Those Starting Out in Photography – Metering: Part 2

Metering: Part 2

So let’s start by recapping the four types of in camera metering modes from Part 1.

These are:

Evaluative (Canon) or Matrix (Nikon) – this is usually your DSLR’s default metering mode and this calculates all of …

For Those Starting Out in Photography – Metering: Part 1

For Those Starting Out in Photography – Metering: Part 1

Metering: Part 1

Some time ago I read an article which started by suggesting that “metering” was one of those subjects that made amateur photographers put their hands over their ears and sing “la, la, la, I can’t hear you”. …

For Those Starting Out in Photography – The Start

For Those Starting Out in Photography – The Start

Starting Out in Photography?

Over the last few years the increase in interest in photography has been phenomenal. The internet and photo sharing applications like Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, etc, have fuelled this interest. All good. However, over the same period …