This is a video I’ve been meaning to shoot for a while! Coming off auto on your Olympus Pen and learning to shoot Aperture Priority & Manual is something I’ve taught at my workshops and had a great response to…
So I thought it was about a put it all in a video! Fast forward to the pink background bit in the video for the actual how to, or watch the intro for a bit of an overview of what you’re going to be learning.
Shooting Aperture Priority is how I shoot the majority of the time – for two reasons mainly. One: My main interest when taking photos is to be able to control the aperture (f-stop) as this controls how blurry your background will be, and two: for speed! Often the type of the photos I’m taking are ones that need to be snapped quite quickly, especially if you are out and about in changing light situations. So this is the main focus of the video – also how to use the ever useful Super Control Panel (find out how to set this up here) to access settings like ISO, WB and file format.
But since it’s just an extra step, I also show you how to shoot on full Manual mode as well! It’s easier than you think when getting started, although can become as complicated as you want, depending on the type of results you are after (eg. See my post on night photography).
Anyway! I hope you enjoy the video and find it useful – please let me know what you’d like me to cover next!