There is always room for improvement with our image making. In this article I will give you a few tips to improve your photographic techniques by outlining various camera settings to help improve your images.
The Auto ISO setting on your camera will automatically adjust the cameras ISO setting when you exceed certain parameters set in the cameras menu. The auto ISO settings in the camera will take into account the settings you have chosen such as the maximum ISO sensitivity to be used and the minimum shutter speed that will be used before the ISO is automatically increased. This functionality is really good to give more flexibility in your shooting.
A very important feature of Auto ISO is that in Manual Mode, with auto ISO set on, you can set the aperture and shutter speed and the ISO will automatically adjust to give the correct exposure.
Auto FP High Speed Sync
Auto FP (Focal Plane) High Speed Sync will allow the camera to use higher shutter speeds than the normally allowable shutter speed, which can vary from camera to camera but is generally 1/250 second.
Auto FP High Speed Sync will allow the camera to synchronise with the dedicated flash with shutter speeds up to 1/8000 second.
The multiple exposure setting is probably quite obvious in that the camera will take two or more exposures on the same image.
The interval timer will allow the camera to capture many images at predetermined time intervals between exposures, but the longest exposure is limited to 30 seconds. These settings can be very useful when taking many images of star trail for example and stacking the images in post processing. This process will help to reduce noise in the final stacked image.
Using this setting images can be captured in monochrome. However sometimes it may be better to convert to monochrome in post processing as the post processing will be more flexible in selecting the tones required.