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 […]
Shutter priority (S) mode
Exposure mode where you choose the shutter speed and the camera selects a lens aperture to give the correct exposure. You get to choose the shutter speed manually, but the camera still takes care of the exposure automatically. On Canon cameras this is called Tv (time value) mode.
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 […]