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What is aperture priority in photography?


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Answered 2009-07-16 02:03:52

Aperture priority lets you set the aperture you want and the camera sets the shutter speed for you. You use it when you want to control depth of field.

Shutter priority lets you set the shutter speed you want and the camera sets the aperture for you. You use it when you want to control how motion is rendered in the photograph.

Program mode sets both shutter speed and aperture for you. Use it when you are not concerned with aperture or shutter speed control.

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