Photography for Beginners Part 2: Auto Mode & Program Mode

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

Part 1:  It’s All About Light – The Exposure Triangle


In the previous post in this series I explained the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) and how the three work together. In this post I will discuss two camera modes and how you can put ISO to work for you as a beginning photographer

The details of modes and settings depend on your specific camera. If you only have a phone camera you can’t adjust much of anything, which is the primary reason phone users who get into photography purchase a real camera.

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Photography for Beginners: Introduction

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I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while now, and a recent comment on one of my posts from someone new to photography got me to thinking about it in a more focused way. So here it is, my opening post in a series for beginning photographers.

My target audience is people who have only used their phones or basic cameras set to full automatic to take pictures, and have decided they would like to learn how to take more control over their photography to create better images.

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