Photography Basics – Using Aperture Priority Mode on your DSLR

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Understanding Aperture Priority Mode

Understanding Aperture Priority Mode

When you take the plunge and start to get serious about your photography, it’s easy to feel like you’re in over your head. There are so many technical terms and concepts to become familiar with that you may feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. However, getting past these hurdles and on the path to taking better photographs is often just a matter of doing a little bit of learning and putting some of your new basic photography skills into practice on a regular basis.

One setting on your DSLR that you’ll want to become friendly with is the Aperture Priority mode. This setting helps to give you better control over the depth of field and composition of your photographs, without requiring you to do too much manual intervention. Today we have a video for you by CamCrunch (www.camcrunch.com) that breaks down everything you need to know to become more friendly with your DSLR and to put the aperture priority mode to work for you.



Far too many new photographers get intimidated by the plethora of modes/settings on today’s DSLR’s. However, once you discover the power of some of these settings – like what you just learned about the aperture priority mode – a whole new world of photography possibilities opens up to you. This setting alone allows you to spend more time improving the composition of your photographs, and less time fussing with exposure settings. And because it is a semi-manual setting, you can still tweak exposure settings to your heart’s content.

We think the photography basics from this short, yet insightful video is ideal not just for macro photographers, but for anyone who uses a DSLR camera. If you have friends or family members who could use a bit of a lesson on how to get more from their cameras, please take just a moment of your time to pass along this informative video by clicking on the Share button. Thanks!




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