Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode (Part 2)

Part 2 of this guide will include more settings you can change in manual mode. If you haven’t read Part 1, I advise you go and do that now. If you have, have fun learning more controls!

Setting your Autofocus Setting

You can change how the camera autfocuses . By this I mean that you can change if the camera continually focuses on the subject you are pointing at (Al Servo on Canon, AF-C on Nikon )You can also set the camera to focus on your subject just when you press the shutter button halfway down(AF-S on Nikon, ONE SHOT on Canon) . Al Servo (Continuous Servo on Nikon) will take the picture even if the picture is out of focus. Don’t set the autofocus setting to AF-A (AI Focus on Canon) because that’s automatic switching between the other two, but were not shooting in auto mode are we?


                       Canon                                                     Nikon


Setting your Drive Setting

With this setting you can control how many times the camera takes the picture or how long to wait be for doing so. We are going to point out the main three settings continuous (burst) shooting, one shot, or self timer. If you have your camera set to continuous mode, the camera will keep on taking shots as long as you hold the shutter button down. In one shot, when you press the shutter button, the camera takes one shot. In self-timer mode, the camera will count down the time specified before taking the shot.


                    Canon                                                        Nikon

Changing Your Focus Point

If your subject is in a different part of your frame than the center, you can change the focus point so the camera still focuses on your subject.




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