What are the different automatic exposure settings?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Photographer Jenny Berman discusses the basics of photography including the different automatic exposure settings.

    Jenny Berman

    I have been a professional photographer for over twelve years. Since the ninth grade, the support of friends, family, and mentors opened a door to a different world, one behind a lens. My first inspiration was Jerry Uelsmann. Uelsmann is a photo-surrealist from the 60’s before the advent of digital art. He used multiple enlargers, hours of darkroom time, and perfected a unique style. His innovation and mastery of technique still drive me today. I learned my craft at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, where I studied with the finest photographers and printers in the world. Through Robert Frank, Anne Leibovitz, and many other established photographers and organizations, I learned the many factors that comprise a perfect photograph; subject, lighting, the finished print, and of course the person behind it all. In July of 2002 I ventured on my own, and started Ashton Imaging Inc. With pride, I bring every photograph to life, and am able to send clients home with much more than a print; I present my clients with a story and an idea or value they never noticed. I bring my photographs and your photographs together and preserve the chronicles of your life.

    Host: What are the different automatic exposure settings? Jenny Berman: There are several different automatic settings, especially on your little point-and-shoots. You have the green auto, which is the green little camera and then you have those action shots, sport shots, the flower shots and you should also have something called P. P is programmed and it is completely automatic, it just gives you control on whether or not you want turn on or off your flash. Which make the camera speed up and this also gives you just a tiny bit of control with automatic exposure and that s the same on every thing, from an SLR to point-and-shoot. I tried to stay away from the presets as far as the portrait mode, because that s going to turn the red-eye on and you know I don t like red eye. As far as the action mode is, it s going to speed things up and ways that you are not, it s going to have very much control and they are point-and-shoot cameras. So, put them into that P mode with the green auto and just leave it as that.