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5. Digital Capture  > Other Camera Settings

OTHER CAMERA SETTINGS

Every camera has a different set of features and functions, and choosing which camera settings to use is a matter of personal preference and working methods. Spending some time familiarizing yourself with your own camera’s functions, and how to access them can increase both the efficiency and enjoyment of your shooting experience.

Exposure Mode

Exposure mode is normally set to either manual (for exposures up to 30 seconds) or bulb (for exposures longer than 30 seconds). Unfortunately, camera manufacturers do not program shutter speeds longer than 30 seconds, and auxiliary timed releases are required for long exposures. Manual and bulb modes give full control of both aperture and shutter speed to the photographer and are simpler and more efficient than aperture or shutter priority modes that often need to be overridden with exposure compensation. Many midrange and almost all professional cameras offer at least one custom exposure mode that allows the user to program frequently used combinations of settings. Custom modes are extremely useful because they allow you to save and quick....


  

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