Priority Modes

Frozen action; American Flag; Sep-11-2012; 5:00pm; Rexburg, Idaho; f/5.6; 1/640 sec; Nikon D5100 – Kirsty Cain.

Shallow focus; Berries; Sep-16-2012; 3:00pm; Rexburg, Idaho; f/5.6; 1/125 sec; Nikon D5100 – Kirsty Cain.

Blurred motion; Water; Sep-15-2012; 6:00pm; St Anthony, Idaho; f/32; 0.5 sec; Nikon D5100 – Kirsty Cain.

Deep focus; Winding River; Sep-15-2012; 1:00pm; St Anthony, Idaho; f/36; 1/50 sec; Nikon D5100 – Kirsty Cain.

Here are a section of photos taken using the Shutter and Aperture Priority Modes. To capture action, like the flag blowing in the wind, I used a fast shutter speed, whereas I used a slow shutter speed (and a rock to balance the camera on) to make the water and the moving plant look blurred and dream like. A wide aperture setting helped to focus on the berries in the foreground, while blurring out the background. A smaller aperture allowed for great depth of field and allowed the photo of the river to show detail in the foreground, middle-ground and background.

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