Camera modes are usually available on digital cameras and digital SLRs. They will take different styles and qualities of the photograph, depending on the situation and the subject. There are lots of different modes for you to explore on your camera and they will differ between models. Here are some of the most popular:

  • Auto. This is the most popular as it automatically adjusts to the subject and controls aspects such as exposure, flash etc. for you. This takes a lot of the hard work out of photography for you but this also isn’t necessarily what everybody wants.
  • Sport. The sports mode is usually for capturing fast-moving subjects. As the name suggests, it is perfect for taking photographs of sport, but it can also be used for subjects like animals and transport.
  • Portrait. This is perfect to focus in on somebody or something. It blurs out the background to give a clear and focused portrait shot.