August 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm #13290
Most of the times I shoot at aperture priority mode, may be because I love the soft focus that it gives. I am happy the way my camera captures the images in this mode. The scene is in sharp focus when I select a higher f-number and gives the freedom of selective focus at lower f-numbers. I am a big fan of shallow DOF.
Just wanted to check which mode do most of the professional photographers choose when taking the shots. Do they prefer shutter priority mode, aperture priority or go manual?August 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm #13298
What I think is that choosing a particular shooting mode depends a lot on the scenario. If someone is shooting action full-time like sports photographer, he may well prefer shooting in shutter-priority mode as this mode gives him a lot of flexibility in freezing the action. Wedding photographer on the other hand say has to create a scene with romanticism, soft focus and dreamy effect to perfectly portray the nothing but the wedding scene. Here wedding photographer will mostly turn on the aperture priority mode to introduce soft focus, beautiful blurs, bokehs and the likes.
So in my personal opinion, I think when aperture priority and shutter priority gives the photographer so much of flexibility to get the desired effect, manual mode should be the last option to play around with.August 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm #13307
I completely agree with Keith. There cannot be one single preferable mode. It depends on the scene and type of subject you are trying to shoot. And I think manual mode can be a huge waste of time unless one is proficient with the exposure and the stuff. I mean controlling aperture & shutter speed to get the right exposure can be quite tedious!!!
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