Learning Manual Mode: Av Mode

Dancing Willow Photography | Southern Maryland Photographer

The first step to starting to use your camera like a pro is to stop using the automatic mode. I recommend you learn Av mode (Nikon users, A mode) first.

Av = Aperture Priority

If you need a refresher on aperture, read the aperture post here. Aperture priority means you choose the aperture value you want and the camera will automatically adjust the shutter speed.

I was about to write a detailed post on learning Av mode and then I found an awesome post Mari at Inspired by Familia. No need to reinvent the wheel! Click the photo below to learn the details of aperture priority mode.


This Mama is Going Manual: AV Mode

I learned to use my camera and not be so overwhelmed in Av mode, so I strongly recommend you use the tips Mari has to give!

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