alazgr8 wrote in post #15035640
Probably a simplistic question, but as I am working to learn my camera, I have been using only manual control. It occured to me of that between AV, TV and manual control, I wondered what modes other people use and what circumstances dictate the usage of the different modes. -rick
If I can't possibly keep up with the changing light, then I use Av mode.
I never use Tv mode, but I imagine if you know you need to maintain at a minimum, a certain shutter speed, like 1/500 and faster for example, then Tv might be the way to go.
Obviously, with both modes, you need to be mindful of the variable setting. For Av mode, that would be the shutter speed used. For Tv mode, that would be the aperture used. Of course you would throw in ISO in that mix as well.
When the lighting conditions aren't changing, then I am usually in M mode. The camera's metering system can be easily fooled by bright or dark clothing, glare off windows, or anything in the extremes (black tux, white dress, etc). The actual amount of lighting hasn't changed but if you are in Av/Tv mode, you may get inconsistent exposures since your camera is being fooled. In M mode, you set the camera up for what you would consider the correct exposure, and you will get consistent exposures frame after frame until the lighting changes. This has the added benefit of saving you lots of time in post processing, since you can make changes in one image, then apply to the rest of the series.