Digital Photography Tip: Getting Control With Program Mode

March 01, 2013

Digital Photography Tip: Getting Control With Program Mode

If you love shooting in your camera’s ‘Auto” mode, but occasionally want a little more control over the image settings, Program may be just want you’re looking for.

Program mode allows you to control some of your camera’s basics settings. Which settings vary from camera to camera, but usually include the flash, white balance, the ISO setting and exposure compensation.

The great thing about program mode is that it gives you as much control over these settings as you want. You can change any of them or all of them, depending on how involved you want to get.

So the next time you feel a bit frustrated with the lack of control in the fully automatic mode, consider Program mode.

For more information, check out this link:

What is program mode and how do you use it?




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