camera modes

  1. Automatic mode; Auto mode is used to it’s best judgement to select shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus and flash to take the best shot that it can.  audo mode gives you a nice result in many shooting conditions.
  2. Portrait mode; this mode is like depth of field, it blurs your backgound and focuses on the subject. portrait mode works best if you want the subject the only thing in the picture.
  3. Macro mode; Macro mode will allow you to move closer into your subject to take a close up picture. It’s good for shooting flowers, insects or other small objects.
  4. landscape mode; This mode is almost the exact opposite of portrait mode in that it sets the camera up with a small aperture to make sure as much of the scene you’re photographing will be in focus as possible. It’s therefore ideal for capturing shots of wide scenes, particularly those with points of interest at different distances from the camera.
  5. sports mode; this mode is mostly called “action mode” because its  used for subjects in sports that are moving. it captures cars, pets, and sports and other subjects that are moving.
  6. night mode; i believe this mode is for  for shooting in low light situations and sets your camera to use a longer shutter speed to help capture details of the background. this mode is good for great for parties and dance floors with colored lights.
  7. movie mode; this mode is for extending your digital camera from just capturing still images to capturing moving ones. The quality is generally not up to video camera standards but it’s a handy mode to have when you come across that perfect subject that just can’t be captured with a still image.
  8. Semi Automatic Modes; this mode is where you choose the aperture and where your camera chooses the other settings. the aperture for semi automatic mode is useful when you’re looking to control the depth of field in a shot.
  9. Shutter Priority Mode; Shutter priority is very similar to aperture priority mode but the mode where you select a shutter speed and the camera then chooses all of the other settings. For example when your photographing moving subjects  like sports you will want to change the shutter speed to a faster shutter speed to freeze the motion.
  10. Program Mode; this mode gives you a little more control over some other features like flash, white balance, and ISO etc. Check your digital camera’s manual for how the Program mode differs from Automatic in your particular model.
  11. Manual Mode; this mode you can have full control over your camera and all settings including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, flash etc. this mode also gives you the flexibility to set your shots up.


  1. i am interested in protrait photographer.
  2. some responsibilities in that job is creating images that capture  subjects of settings, styles, and poses another responsibility is shooting portraits using natural light sources such as windows, skylights, or lamps.
  3. The salary for a photographer in Los Angeles is $48,442 to $70,129 per year.
  4. what interests me in portrait photographer is by having to get creative with the lighting and also getting creative with photoshop.
  5. some skills you need to have to learn how to use the camera properly, being creative, and knowing what natural lights to use.

white balance

what i learned about white balance is when your carefully adjusting the camera settings or editing tools to a certin color you want. you need to add warm colors in order to achive the color that you want for a neutral look. it can also prevent you from capturing  true colors in a scene when taking photos. in most cameras, it will allow you to adjust the white balance settings before taking a picture. you can also white balance on lightroom to adjust the colors more easy.

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