Exposure is all about making sure the sensor gets the right amount of light. Without camera exposure controls, pictures taken at night would be pitch black, and those taken in bright daylight might be burned out. There is actually a fairly narrow ‘window’ of light intensities which sensors can record, and real-world lighting conditions vary […]
Manual (M) mode
Where you set both the shutter speed and the lens aperture used by the camera. The camera’s exposure meter may recommend the settings, but you’re free to use or ignore this information. Manual exposure gives you total control but requires some experience.
Digital cameras offer a range of different shooting modes, usually on a main mode dial on the top of the camera. These may be referred to as exposure modes, since they are mainly to do with the camera’s exposure settings. Just about all cameras offer a point and shoot Auto mode, often marked in green […]