A Comparison Between Program Mode and Aperture Priority.
This blog is a continuation of the blog post from last week on the five shooting modes on a digital SLR Camera. In the last blog post, I compared the auto mode with the program mode. In this blog, I am going to compare shooting in program mode vs. aperture priority.
Aperture priority is AV on the mode dial for a Canon or A on a Nikon. With this mode, the photographer now starts to take more control of the settings, by choosing an aperture that will create either a shallow depth of field or an extreme depth of field. I kept the same settings for ISO and white balance and chose an aperture to f/32 for an extreme depth of field. The camera chose the shutter to correctly expose the image. The shutter chosen by the light meter was 2.5 seconds. That created the nice silky look of the waterfall by slowing down the motion of the water. The difference is amazing with a crispness in the image from front to back. Again, I had to use a tripod and a cable release. Below are the two comparisons and their settings. Review the previous blog for a comparison of auto vs. program mode. Please stay tuned for next week’s blog with a comparison between aperture priority and shutter priority.
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