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Today's cameras put an amazing amount of power in the hands of amateur photographers, but it's not always easy to make use of it. All those buttons, dials, and settings can be pretty intimidating. In this workshop, expert photographer Joseph Linaschke helps you understand what's going on inside your camera, explaining fundamentals like what an aperture is and how shutter speed works. Learn basics such as how to hold the camera, what various modes mean and when to use them, and even how and when to use the camera's flash. There's also creative instruction to guide you towards becoming a better photographer. As you become more comfortable with your gear, you'll find that many new creative possibilities open up for you and the quality of your photography improves.
In this section, we're going to look at the two most commonly used modes on your camera. Aperture Priority mode, and Shutter Priority. With Aperture Priority, we can control our aperture to control our depth of field. So we can make an object like this church behind us, go more or less in and out of focus. And the camera's going to automatically figure out the shutter speed for us. We'll also look at Shutter Priority mode, where we can make the shutter longer or shorter. So we can make action blur or make it freeze and see how the camera compensates for that. We're also going to take a look at the Exposure Compensation dial and see how that works in a real world situation.
So let's get started.
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