Manual mode and DOF
A few days ago I posted a tip to motivate to use the manual mode. A comment in dutch, was that sometimes one want to play with DOF (Depth of Field). The video in the post post is staring with shutter speed then the f-stop. This method works very good street photography and allows to create a consistent look for series of images made in various directions.
Of course it also is possible to start with the f-stop, then shutter speed and if needed ISO, this might work for static subjects where image composition is important. I however think that the benefit of manual mode is not that high. For photos where DOF is important I prefer to work in automatic mode with aperture priority (A Mode) and then use exposure compensation to play with the light.
Conclusion from my side is that manual mode is perfect for street photography.
9 thoughts on “Manual mode and DOF”
Good POV Vincent, I agree with you.
What a wonderful shot. I love compositions with minimal light.
(I also miss living close to the city centre these days. I am enjoying your street photography, especially now that I can’t do any where I live).
Thanks for your feedback Vicki!
I also live away from city but from time to time I manage a short trip.
I agree. most of my SP is done in manual mode.
Magnifiek en ook de galleries die ik bekeek zijn prachtig