Using Advanced Modes with Your Sony A7 / A7R
ISO 200 • 1/160 sec. • f/16 • 35mm lens
Taking Your Photography to the Next Level
Creativity comes through in your images when you can control your camera, and advanced exposure modes allow you such control. If you’ve been shooting for a while, you’re probably already familiar with these modes. They allow you to influence two of the most important factors for taking great photographs: aperture and shutter speed. Accessing these modes is as simple as turning the Mode dial to P, A, S, or M. But wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what those letters and corresponding 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 and when to adjust them so that you get the results you want. These modes also open up a range of options not possible in full auto modes, including shooting in RAW and applying creative styles and picture effects.