Sounds a bit confusing, whats manual, whats automatic. Well if you check there are couple of modes which each camera has.
Common Camera Modes
Automatic mode is the one where in camera sensor adjust all the setting automatically according to the surroundings and you have to just smile and click.
Aperture Priority sets the aperture (f-stop) and the camera will attempt to deliver a good exposure [Av]
Shutter Priority sets the shutter, and the camera will attempt to deliver a good exposure [Tv]
Manual mode, the photographer must set both the shutter and the aperture mode.
Sports is to freeze motion, camera will use the highest shutter speed possible.
Portrait is to attempt to blur out the background, camera will try to use the fastest available lens setting (aperture).
Landscape camera will attempt capture detail in foreground and background by using high f-stop (aperture) settings.
Night/party longer exposures to capture darker scenes. Usually used with flash.
Macro/Close-Up this mode used for taking close-up pictures.
Movie/Video to capture live streaming video.
Still there are times when you get blurred or dark pictures, that is because every camera modes have some limitations. These limitations are overcome when you are using manual settings.
When we talk about manual setting, basically there are 3 Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.
To understand these three, just imagine a window. You are standing on one side and on another side there is a sun rising above. The speed at which you will open the window to see the sun rise, is called shutter speed. The amount of opening, is called Aperture. And now the most difficult part ISO, it would be something like your eye adjustment with the amount of light entered in regards to how much and at what speed you opened the window or the how much your eyes are sensitive to the light coming in.
We will talk more in our next blog about aperture..
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