Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Aperture priority, part of Photography 101 (2012).
To switch the camera into Aperture Priority Mode, is usually a dial on top …of the DSLR. So for example, on the Canon camera, we …can simply switch it here, from the green square, or wherever it might be, into the …AV mode. And AV stands for Aperture Valuation. …On the Nikon, it's simply the letter A, A for Aperture Priority. …And on the Sony, it's also an A, again an A for Aperture Priority. …But what this means, is that you as the photographer are going to choose the …aperture for your picture, and the camera is going to automatically choose the …shutter speed to go along with it. So let's talk about what an aperture …actually is, and what happens to the shutter speed when you change the aperture.…
If you look at this lens here, as you're looking through it, as I start to rotate …the aperture dial, you'll see that there is a series of leaves inside of the lens …that are closing down, those are called the aperture leaves. …As I open it back up, they get bigger and bigger. …Now, as you can imagine, when it's wide open, a whole lot of light is coming …
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Lightwith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke56m 11s Appropriate for all
Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Upswith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke1h 14m Appropriate for all
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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