Getting out of fully automatic exposure mode is one of the best things to do if you want to become more involved in your compositions and be a more thoughtful and effective photographer.
Get Out of Fully Automatic Exposure Mode
For starters, getting out of fully automatic exposure mode and working with both aperture priority (A or AV modes) and shutter priority (T or TV modes) exposure modes will get us thinking more about composition.
And when we work in either aperture priority or shutter priority we can begin to control tonality.
Specifically, we’ll start controlling tonality with the exposure compensation function.
Furthermore, we can pick metering patterns.
And when we consider all of the above, it gets us more involved in our process of creating photographs.
On top of that, and is a stepping stone to prepare us for using fully manual exposure mode.
How it works when we get out of fully automatic exposure mode
When we work in aperture priority, we pick the aperture (f-stop), and the camera will set to a corresponding shutter speed.
Additionally, when we get out of fully automatic exposure mode, we can pick ISO manually or set ISO automatically.
Furthermore, if we work in shutter priority, we pick the shutter speed, and the camera will be set to a corresponding aperture.
And, as in AV mode, we can pick ISO manually or set ISO automatically.
So, what does getting out of fully automatic exposure mode get us?
First, getting out of fully automatic exposure mode gets us more involved in thinking.
Specifically, it gets us thinking about what we’re doing regarding how camera operation and composition intent relate.
Second, we get a standard tonality when we start with our exposure compensation set at zero.
And a standard tonality is where we begin to get the tonality we want.
Furthermore, this is based on our choice of metering patterns/modes. metering.
And third, we can get the opportunity to increase or decrease tonality using exposure compensation.
As a result, when we get out of fully automatic exposure mode, this is an excellent way to prepare for working in manual exposure mode.
And even if we decide not to explore working in manual exposure mode, we still rely more on our mind than a machine to make our pictures.
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