Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Program Auto Exposure mode?, part of Learning the Canon 6D.
…The programmed auto mode of your camera automatically adjust shutter speed and…aperture, based on a built-in program.…This is often a useful mode if you want to shoot snapshots or,…you're dealing with tough lighting and…you'd like the camera to choose some, or most of the exposure settings for you.…When shooting in programmed auto mode,…the camera will determine both the shutter speed and aperture.…However, you're free to choose how the auto focus, white balance, ISO, and…file format behave.…While the camera calculates exposure using a program, you still have some choices.…
With options like flexible program, and exposure compensation,…you can alter the cameras initial shutter speed and aperture choices.…For this reason, program mode is very useful to shoot in,…as you get more comfortable with your cameras controls.…It gives you more control than a full auto mode, but…still ensures that you get a proper exposure in most cases.…To change the program mode, rotate the mode dial to the P.…That's for program mode.…
- 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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