Aperture or shutter priority in street photograpy

April 10, 2019  •  1 Comment

After reading all about the camera settings for street photography, I started to use aperture priority with the aperture f8 as my setting. I fixed my ISO between 100 and 6400. For focusing I use single flexible point. This has been my setting for a couple of years.

But I read a blog post from Diane Wehr ( https://www.dianewehr.com/blog/2019/2/24/the-case-for-using-shutter-priority-in-street-photography ) about working with shutter priority and thought let's give a go. I must say that I was a bit anxious about not having control over my aperture. But seeing the results I was not disappointed. I think there is a place for both settings. depending on what sort of street photo you're after. If you have time to compose your photo you use aperture priority and if you have to take a quick photo because the situation demands a quick response you use shutter priority.

On my Sony a6300 I can set two memory settings, so i will set memory one with my favorite aperture setting and memory two with my favorite shutter settings. So I can quickly switch between them.

 

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Which setting do you use and why? Let me now.


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