I use Av (aperture priority) as my first choice.. and only switch to M mode when Av can't get the shot/capture right.
If lighting is not a problem I'll be on AV mode..mainly outdoors where the sun is bright or even overcast..i'll just bump up ISO a little to get decent shutter speed..less of a hassle when you are just walking around and wun miss any shot..when shooting events or indoors I'm on M mode so that I have complete control of everything..so that' the way I shoot!
Av for depth of field (blur vs sharp)
S for motion control (blur vs sharp, tripod use vs non tripod use)
M when the scene is rather static with potentially high changes in meter across the scene (eg. dynamic contrast situation) and I want to work on my composition with a fixed depth of field/ motion already determined. If things are changing all the time (eg. street), then Av or S makes more sense. Or even P.
In short. When there is controlled light, use M.
Non control light use AV?
Or the other way round?
Y u increase ur iso when it's too bright? Shouldn't it be reduced?Originally Posted by SmOcKxY
I'll be attending cultural nights in suntec ballroom and convention hall.. Around 500 pipol will attend its like a dinner and dance party with some presentation or entertainment.. With these event i want to shoot photos of groups and ambiance of the place, i know i must bring flash so i will, what mode shud i must used in this type of environment.. To capture nice pictures.. Considering the main lights will be focused on the stage while the tables are a bit dark.. So i want to take photo of the performances and my bosses portraits too.. ISO likewise shud inused 1600( im using D90+tammy 17-50mm f/2.8+nissin DI622 MK2). thanks
Last edited by one eye jack; 23rd August 2011 at 05:55 PM.
ISO 100/200? i wonder how hard the flash gonna work, what kinda shutter speed will result from the low ISO and how much ambient light will be picked up. sure the flash can freeze motion but it can only help to a certain extent, at too low a shutter speed, you will still get blurry pictures from motion blur and or hand shake.
my advice is to use a ISO which can give you reasonable hand-holdability and use the flash as a fill light to light up the shadow areas or at most use it as the main light.
point to note, image stabilisation does give you some room to maneuver about by eliminating or lowering the risk of hand shake. but if your subject is moving, you will still need a fast enough shutter speed to prevent motion blur, or you can use a combination of flash and fast shutter speed to freeze motion.
Use tripod then. U r right abt flash light. Hehe. I use flash light in day broad light to remove shadow.Originally Posted by tecnica
i thought choosing the right mode is rather simple...
shoot Av to control depth-of-field (or to choose the sweet-spot of the lens for sharpness/chroma/etc.)
shoot Tv to control motion blur / freeze action
shoot M to control both of the above (auto-ISO usually takes care of exposure).
M + manual ISO to control noise in addition to all of above (now you have full control of exposure).
Yah it's GN I meant, my iPod learns this new word GND and autocorrect GN silently when I wasn't paying attention