Friday, 17 March 2017

What does 'TV' or 'S' stand for on your camera

The 'TV' or 'S' symbol stands for Shutter mode (semi-automatic). In this mode you select the shutter speed, and the camera will set the aperture accordingly.

For example, if you change the shutter speed from 1/30 (slow) to 1/250 (fast) of a second, the aperture will change automatically. This will leave the exposure the same as the camera is matching your shutter settings.

The shutter mode is used to capture movement or create a blur. I use shutter mode to photograph movement in water, trailing traffic lights or to freeze the action.

Freezing action, shutter speed 1/125 sec

Creating a blur/movement, shutter speed 1/2 sec

Bhupinder Ghatahora
Ghatahora Photography