Portrait Mode

Portrait Mode is normally used for…??? Portraits, of course. The camera assumes your subject is up close and fills most of the viewfinder.

I can’t emphasize enough how critical it is that you learn to manually adjust the settings on your camera. If you’re a rookie or absolutely MUST snap a portrait now, you can use the Portrait Mode. If the picture can wait 10 seconds, manually adjust the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to read our page on Autoexposure Modes.

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