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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

How to Use Portrait Mode?

First, you need to select the Portrait Mode at the camera Mode Dial. You might found your Dial looks different, but I'm sure you can find the head icon ( In red circle) at the Dial :)

So, what does Portrait Mode do? Let's begin. These are the setting for my camera, but it will be about the same as yours as well. Do not worry ^^

Aperture = Auto
Shutter Speed = Auto
Exposure = Not Available
ISO Speed = Auto
Picture Style = Portrait
White Balance = Auto
AF Mode = One Shot
AF Point Selection = Auto
Drive Mode = Low-Speed Continuous
Metering Mode = Evaluative
Built-in Flash = Auto

Do you remember the chapter "Controlling the Depth of Field"? In Portrait Mode, you can't control the Aperture because it is in Auto. But, the camera is designed to use lower f-number Aperture in order to make the subject isolates from the background, which is making the subject stand out more while the background is blurred.

Portrait Mode also slightly control the colour to make the skin tones lighter and softer. If the environment is too dark, the flash fired automatically to give the subject's skin brighter and beautiful look.

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