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Best Camera Settings For Travel Photography

By: Capturing Travel

Topic: Camera Settings

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Camera mode: Aperture Priority with Auto ISO

“Aperture Priority” is my go-to for almost all genres of travel photography, however, this needs to be paired with another feature “Auto ISO” to maximise its effectiveness.

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How to set up and use Auto ISO?

This needs to be set first and will depend on the capability of your camera to handle high ISO. For example, I tend not to go above ISO 4000-6400 for my Nikon D7200.

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The next aspect is setting the minimum shutter speed, this is the point at which the camera will start to ramp up the ISO once this shutter speed cannot be maintained. 

Minimum shutter speed

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Aperture priority: Set your aperture dependant on your scene for - Low/wide aperture = Shallow depth of field, more light.Portraits, Street photography, wildlife. - High/narrow aperture = Deeper depth of field, less light.Landscapes, Cityscapes/Architecture, Seascapes.

Summary: Aperture Priority 

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Focus Points

By using a single focus point, you have greater control over the placement of your focus point and as a result your composition.  Newer camera models have features like auto eye detection which can be very useful, especially for wildlife and portrait shots.

Focus Mode

Continuous focus, also referred to as AF-C mode, is a versatile option ideal for various photography genres.  It is particularly effective for capturing moving subjects, but it also works well for still subjects, making it a convenient and reliable focus mode that can mostly be set and left alone.

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For More Tips Including:

- Use of histogram - Virtual horizon - Back button focus

On Capturing Travel we share our best tips and tricks to take your travel photography to new heights! From the white glaciers of Antarctica to the sandy beaches in the Maldives, let’s ensure you capture the best moments of your adventures.

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