Shutter Priority Mode
we have been talking about flash and ambient light. And what we want to do this afternoon is Teoh continue on that journey and talk about. We're going to start with talking about shutter priority mode, going to go into manual mode. We've had a lot of people online saying I don't know how to shoot in manual mode, so I'm gonna show you how to do that. So we're actually gonna show you how toe shoot in manual mode on your camera. It's really very, very simple. And then you can control all kinds of things. And I think shooting in manual mode is a key to doing a lot of things with speed light. So I'm gonna show you that as well. And they're going to get into ah, lot of things that are on our flash, how to bend it and twist it and flick it and pull it, zoom it and all that kind of stuff. So we're going to start getting into those things we're gonna start with shutter priority mode. Already talked about aperture priority mode. We need to know what's happening with our camera when we're shootin...
g in shutter priority mood. So let's go through it really quickly, and then we're gonna shoot some examples here's gonna come out here in a second. We'll walk through this so and shutter priority mode. We set our shutter speed, and once we do that, our camera takes that information. So we have the ISO and shutter set those two parts of the exposure triangle, and then the camera is going to adjust our aperture to expose to the ambient light. Let's say we put our shutter to 60th of a second. Why 60th of a second? There's a rule of thumb that says you shouldn't shoot handheld any slower than 60th of a second. That's why Nikon put that there. It's a reason. So let's say we put our shutter speed to 60 because we know we don't want a bunch of blur. What will happen is our camera is going to attempt to adjust the aperture to expose that ambient light. When it's really, really dark, it will just throw the aperture wide open. It's it'll go boom 2.8 or 1.2 or one for whatever you have. It's just gonna open up the aperture and then it will say not enough light because even fully open, it will say not enough light. And normally what you'll do is you'll get this warning. So the camera's going to say, Hey, this isn't gonna be possible. They'll give a little warning on cannons. There's a little flash. A Nikon says, Lo lo, I am with you, not right now. So it will say that it's gonna warn you. But with your flash on, it's still going to take a picture. Okay, let me tell you why this is great in low light. This is great and low light for a reason. So what happens is when you have your your shutter, let's say set to 60th of a second and the camera throws open its aperture. Okay, so we know that you're not gonna have camera shake their 60th of a second rehab. Two exposures. So what's gonna happen with the ambient light exposure? What's the camera telling us? It's not gonna be there? No ambient light, right? So this is what I call a Who cares? Situation where I say I don't really care about the Emmy. Like if it's there great, it's not there. I don't care, because I know my exposure is going to be made by the flash. That's where that's gonna happen. All right, So the ambient light we're seeing not really gonna work. But the flash still has the ninja. It's gonna come out right? It's going to make an exposure. Check it out. It's gonna come in. And so what we'll get is all of the the, uh, light that comes from the flash. Whatever it hits, it's gonna be properly exposed. So that means we can just shoot in really low light. We don't have to worry about the shutter getting down to the three or four seconds that cannon people struggle with all the time. We're not gonna have to worry about having all that blurry stuff going on this. When I'm talking to parents that want to shoot pictures of their kids at Halloween, they don't know all this theory and stuff there, like, you know, what should I do? So what I do is, um I just tell them Shutter priority 60th of a second turn on your flash. Have fun. The quick adjustments on this are the same that we had before we had the, um, Michigan pop up here exposure. Compensation Adjust for the ambient light, just like it did before. Changing the aperture also changes the flash output. Okay, that's the big gotcha there. So when we change that changes that and then flash exposure compensation will change the output of the flash. Okay, just doing that.