Apperture Prioity questions

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    darkpbstar TPF Noob!

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    ok so today i used this setting for the first time, (first time I've ever used any manual type mode) and had alot more fun taking the photos. The only thing I noticed that was hard was that when I raised my apperture to make the background more blurred, the shutter speed was slower, and was often hard to keep still=clear/sharp images were more difficult. Is there anyway around this, like any other settings I have to adjust with apperture? Because the shutter speed adjusted itself, as it was supposed to, I'm just curious. Thanks for helping out the beginners!:hail:
     
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    You'll need to crank up your ISO or add in some lighting (flash). BTW, don't stop down past about f/11. Your photos will tend to get a lot softer due to diffraction past that.

    Edit: You can also turn on the Auto ISO feature, specify a minimum shutter speed, and it'll automatically raise the ISO as needed so that you don't drop below whatever your minimum shutter speed is. For chasing my daughter around, I set it to 1/125s. For static/scenic subjects, 1/30s should be plenty for anywhere on the 18-55 kit lens. You might need 1/60s on the longer end of the lens.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Aperture priority mode would still be considered one of the automatic modes because it still sets the shutter speed for you, based on it's meter reading.

    So yes, it's supposed to do that.

    To 'make the background more blurred'...you need to use a larger aperture....which would be a lower F number. So if you are in aperture priority mode and you adjust the aperture to a lower number...the shutter speed should get faster.
     
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    ^oh ok, then maybe I got my words turned around. Thanks alot
     
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    This doesnt make sense to me.... if you are trying to make your background more blurred your should be opening the aperture (f4) and the result would be a faster shutter speed. If you were looking for the whole frame in to be in focus you should be noticing slower shutter speeds because you would use f9 or higher.
     

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