Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Priority modes and metering, part of Fuji X-T1: Tips and Techniques.
- We're going to begin this chapter with something…that might be a little basic…but I want to cover it to ensure that you understand…what I mean when I'm using certain terms…through the rest of this course.…Most cameras these days have a mode dial…or selector or some kind.…Here's a Canon 5D, and you can see…it's mode dial right here.…There's an auto mode, program mode,…priority mode, manual mode.…The mode that you choose determines which decisions…will be made by the camera…and which decisions will be left to you.…So if I choose aperture priority then I get to choose…the aperture that I want and the camera will choose…shutter speed and possibly ISO…along with some other things such as white balance.…
If I choose program mode, then the camera will choose…pretty much everything on it's own.…Fuji XT1 doesn't have a mode dial…and for a user accustomed to a modern SLR…this can be confusing at first.…Infact, the lack of a mode dial is one of the main reasons…that the camera initially looks retro…but the fact is that the XT1 has a set of modes…
In this course, photographer and educator Ben Long demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making the Fuji X-T1 far more responsive and effective. That way, you can focus on composition and creativity, and let your camera handle the rest.
- Using the viewfinder and LCD
- Understanding the F and E locks
- Improving focus on the Fuji X-T1
- Choosing third-stop shutter speeds
- Exploring shallow depth of field
- Spot metering
- Exploring autofocus modes
- Controlling JPEG and RAW image results
- Customizing menus and buttons
- Working with lenses and accessories