- One of my favorite shooting modes is Aperture Priority.…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,…just turn the dial to the letter A.…I find this mode quite useful when shooting portraits…and I really want to control the blurring of the background.…Aperture Priority lets you choose any aperture…that your lens supports.…
To change the aperture, turn the sub-command dial,…and you'll see the numbers update.…In order to properly judge the effects of aperture,…be sure to press down the depth of field preview button.…Hold this button down, and the lens will stop down…to the correct aperture and show you the impact…on depth of field.…In these two images, the aperture was manipulated…to control the depth of field.…You can learn more about aperture…in the Foundation of Photography series…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your D600 or D610 straight out of the box.
- Powering up and shooting with the scene modes
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Flexible Program mode
- Shooting in continuous low-speed, high-speed, and quiet-shutter-release modes
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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