Priority Modes

We learned about aperture and shutter speed this week, and how to use priority modes to control those. We also started getting into manual mode, and how to control both at the same time. For this project, I captured shallow and deep fields with low and high aperture. I also captured frozen motion with high shutter speed, and blurred motion with low shutter speed.


Daylight Stars

DTP: This was taken in the middle of some landscaping around my apartments at about 10:30 a.m.  I used high shutter speed to capture sprayed water droplets.

Fstop: 4

Shutter speed: 1/1250

Camera: Canon SL-1 w/18-55mm lens.


Blurry Puddles

DTP: It was pouring this morning, so I snuck out under the parking shelter and took this shot around 9 a.m.

Fstop: 4

Shutter speed: 1/40

Camera: Canon SL-1 w/18-55mm lens.


You Gotta Be Quick With Me

DTP: Also at my apartments in the breezeway in front of my door, right around 9:30 a.m.

Fstop: 8

Shutter speed: 1/40

Camera: Canon SL-1 w/18-55mm lens.



DTP: 9/26 at Mesa Falls Apartments, around 10:45 a.m.

Fstop: 4

Shutter speed: 1/800

Camera: Canon SL-1 w/18-55mm lens.


Read Between the Lines

DTP: I actually thought these lights at my apartments looked cool, so I hopped on the barbecue and up onto a half-wall to snap this shot.  It was taken around 10:50 a.m. on 9/26/14.

Fstop: 22

Shutter speed: 1/1000

Camera: Canon SL-1 w/18-55mm lens.


6 thoughts on “Priority Modes

  1. You have an awesome eye for composition! I also loved how your pictures were bright, and nice and clear. You should go out at night and take exposure shots with a tripod with those lights! That would be super cool!!


  2. I love the daylight stars photo! It is so cool that you caught the water sprays perfectly to make it look like mini stars! Such a great idea! It shows you were thinking about the assignment while going through out the day and thinking of the most creative shots! Great job!


    • Well thank you, that’s really nice of you! I was actually super jealous of your skateboarding shots, I was really wanting to do something like that but most of my skater friends live in other states at this point. You did a great job with those 🙂


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