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Scene Modes

Many DSLR cameras have scene modes. These modes may appear on your camera's dial along side Auto, Program, Manual, etc. or they may be tucked in your menu system. Check your manual to find where they're located. Scene modes are fully automatic but they allow you to direct the camera as to what type of scene you are shooting - portrait or close-up, landscape, sports or action, macro, or night portrait.

Experiment with each scene mode to see how your camera selects settings based on your choice of mode. If you are interested in learning more about photography, use the images you shoot in these modes to study the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings that your camera chooses. Shooting in these auto modes will not broaden your horizons about photography, but they are great in a pinch when there's no time for thinking.


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