Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Shutter Priority mode, part of Nikon D5100 Essential Training.
In Program, mode when you meter a scene by half-pressing the shutter button the…camera calculates an appropriate shutter speed and aperture.…There will be times though when you know that you're going to want a lot of…control of shutter speed.…Maybe you're shooting a sporting event and you know that you want to…perfectly freeze motion,…so you will want to make certain that the camera is always using a fast shutter speed.…Or maybe you're shooting a landscape with some moving water in it and you know…you want that silky smooth blurred-water look in all of your shots,…so you want to make certain that you're always using a slow shutter speed.…In Shutter Priority mode, you can choose the shutter speed that you want and when…the camera meters, it will automatically pick a corresponding aperture that will…yield a correct exposure.…
To change the Shutter Priority mode, I simply turn my mode dial to the S here,…and I can see that I've dialed in right now a 20th of a second.…Now that's a little slow.…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Understanding Exposure Control Options
8. Learning More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Controls
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Settings
15. Retouching Images
16. Taking Care of Your Camera
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