Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Aperture-Priority mode, part of Learning the Canon 6D.
…One of my favorite shooting modes is aperture priority.…And this mode is most useful because it allows you precise control over aperture.…For example, you can dial in the aperture that you want to…control the depth of field.…And then the camera will automatically calculate and…select the right shutter speed for a proper exposure.…To shoot in aperture priority mode,…turn the dial to the Av setting, for aperture value.…I find this mode quite useful when shooting portraits, and…I really want to control the blurring in the background.…Aperture priority lets you choose any aperture that your lens supports.…
To change the aperture, just turn the main dial.…To judge the effects of changing aperture,…be sure to press the depth of field preview button.…When you hold this button down, the lens will stop down to show you…the correct aperture, and show how it's going to impact the depth of field.…If the shutter speed is blinking in aperture priority, it means you…need to adjust the aperture setting to compensate for exposure problems.…
- Taking shots in Auto mode
- Using special scene modes
- Changing image format and size
- Changing ISO
- Adjusting exposure compensation in Program Exposure mode
- Focusing manually or with autofocus
- Changing the shutter release mode
- Adjusting exposure in the 6D
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Canon 6D
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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