Photography Tips – Your Digital Camera’s Program Modes
Modern digital cameras are in reality complex computers. They have memories, processors, input and output devices. And, like computers, their capabilities (read ‘processing power’) doubles every 18 months to 2 years.
One of the advantages of all this progress is the program modes that are available. In this photography tips article we’re going to take a look at some of these modes and get an idea of what they can do for us.
Often the program functions are accessed via a dial on the computer. In other cameras they are accessed from the menu. Or, some cameras use a combination of both. Your camera manual will spell this out for you.
The modes are divided into three broad categories – automatic, semi-automatic and manual. Let’s look at each beginning with Automatic.