Using a DSLR, mirrorless and many other cameras, you have the option to select your basic exposure mode in the camera: this can be shutter priority, aperture priority, or full manual mode.
Different camera brands might call these functions different names, but they are the same principal regardless of which camera you’re using.
Most cameras also have other exposure mode options which give you less control, such as full Auto mode where the camera does everything, Program modes, and other modes specific to a certain brand or camera model. Entry level cameras are more likely to have many more exposure modes, while professional level camera bodies generally only have the most important ones that we cover in this guide. Read More »Aperture or Shutter Priority: Which is Best for Photographing Birds?