LYL On Air – Ep 4: How To Use Aperture Mode in 3 Easy Steps

If you want to take more creative photographs you need to get off Auto mode and take more control of the camera settings. This can seem a little daunting with terms like aperture and ISO making little or no sense.

The mode that you'll use the majority of the time is the Aperture mode - the A (or Av for Canon) on your mode dial. This is the one where you can control the amount of blur in the background. Or to give it it's correct term the depth of field. You'll use this mode for everything except action or long exposure photography.

In this short video I'll show you how to master the Aperture mode in 3 easy steps.



  1. Set the aperture (f/number).
  2. Check the shutter speed.
  3. Adjust the ISO.

Just like learning to drive and managing the clutch, accelerator and brake together, you need to practise until it's second nature.

I hope that you've found this video useful. Let me know in the comments and keep the photography chat going by following me on Instagram and Facebook.


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