Need help on Shutter Priority problem


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msbinary

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Hi, I think I turned the knobs wrongly, because at S the display is eg. 1600 Lo

What is Lo? My pictures came out all dark and black!

I hope i did not cause a big danger to the camera.

Thanks in advance! :)
 

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the "Lo" is indicating to you that when you select to use 1/1600 sec as your shutter speed at the given lighting condition and ISO setting, there is too little light to get a correct exposure because the aperture is already at its biggest opening. that is, uunderexposed icture.

If there is enough lighting for correct exposure, the "Lo" will be replaced by a f/stop (aperture).

On the other hand, when there is too much light, it will show "Hi", indicating you will get over exposed picture.
 

msbinary

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Ohhh, so I have to adjust the ISO settings?
 

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No.

Still on "S" (shutter piority mode), use slower shutter speed.

dun know what lighting condition you are in, the shutter speed can go down to very slow.

by selecting slower shutter speed, if the lighting is bright enough, there will be a time when the aperture will come within the range.
 

msbinary

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Hmm, okie i think got what u meant. I'll go try it out again :) THanks!
 

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until the when you think the shutter speed is too slow and causing your image to blur, than increase the ISO.
 

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Shutter piority is good if you want quick shots.
If not,go for Apeture model and get a tripod.
 

zac08

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You shoot with S mode because you need to fix a shutter speed high enough to freeze the action required for the scene.

E.g. basic sports may need at least 1/125 sec and this may cause a shallow DOF. And at a lower light level, you may also need to increase the ISO.

I'd suggest you try out the A mode first.
 

msbinary

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until the when you think the shutter speed is too slow and causing your image to blur, than increase the ISO.
Shutter piority is good if you want quick shots.
If not,go for Apeture model and get a tripod.
You shoot with S mode because you need to fix a shutter speed high enough to freeze the action required for the scene.

E.g. basic sports may need at least 1/125 sec and this may cause a shallow DOF. And at a lower light level, you may also need to increase the ISO.

I'd suggest you try out the A mode first.
Thank you for the solutions!:D

Really help alot, I'm still a noob to the terms and stuff.:sweat: Will read up more and test it out. :)
 

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Hi msbinary,

If you're not comfortable or not sure what to do, maybe you can consider strating with P (Program) mode. With Nikon camera you can still control the shutter/aperture while in P mode by turning the dial at the back (Nikon calls it the "main command dial"). You'll see a "P*" on the LCD indicating you're in "P-shift" mode. To get out of it, turn the dial until the "*" disappear. Once you're more comfortable with this, you can then shoot in either A mode or S mode.

Have fun!

Cheers.
 

msbinary

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Hi msbinary,

If you're not comfortable or not sure what to do, maybe you can consider strating with P (Program) mode. With Nikon camera you can still control the shutter/aperture while in P mode by turning the dial at the back (Nikon calls it the "main command dial"). You'll see a "P*" on the LCD indicating you're in "P-shift" mode. To get out of it, turn the dial until the "*" disappear. Once you're more comfortable with this, you can then shoot in either A mode or S mode.

Have fun!

Cheers.
Hi ziploc thanks for the advice. i'll heed and go slow now. thanks! :D
 

ziploc

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Btw, you might want to take a look at this Photography Notes For Newbies written by Sulhan, one of CS' moderators. It was originally targetted for Konika-Minolta newbies but is applicable to newbies using other cameras as well. :)
 

geraldkhoo

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I believe one of the first things to get a handle of in a DSLR is (1) aperture, (2) shutter speed, and (3) ISO and how they relate to one another. There are many places to read up on them, but don't just read... try it out yourself, and see the kind of pictures you produce. With DSLR, dun need to develop film now... so can just snap away.

What you can do is to find a place with maybe running water. Keep 2 of the 3 aspects constant and adjust one other and see what happens... e.g. while taking the same shot...

a. I set my ISO to 800 and aperture to f/4. I now vary the shutter speed (using shutter mode) from 1/1600 to 1/30 and see the kind of pictures I get.

b. I keep my aperture to f/4 (in aperture mode), and very my ISO from 200 to 1600. Notice the shutter speeds changing as I vary the ISO. Do they get fast or slower as I incease my ISO setting?

Keep shooting and trying and noticing the changes in what the camera is doing in different environments, e.g. daylight, indoors, night, etc... and also with different settings.
 

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