Taking Your Photography to the Next Level
Most professional photographers use a few select modes that offer the greatest control over their photography. Anyone who has been involved with photography for any period of time knows that these modes are the backbones of photography. They allow you to influence two of the most important factors in taking great photographs—namely, aperture and shutter speed. To access these modes, you simply hold the Mode button, turn the Main Command dial to one of the letter-designated modes, and begin shooting. But wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what those modes control and how to make them do our bidding? Well, if you really want to take that next step in controlling your photography, it is essential that you understand not only how to control these modes, but why you are controlling them. So let’s switch over to the first of our professional modes: Program.