New to photography, need help!!

Discussion in 'Canon Cameras' started by NinjaHood, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. NinjaHood

    NinjaHood TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    United States
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Ok, I've had my Canon rebel t2i for about two months now and I'm still pretty new to this photography thing. About two weeks ago I was messing around and taking some night time pics with different shutter speeds under the TV mode. I went to take some pictures the other night of some cars on the interstate, but I noticed the shutter speed wouldn't go over 1/30. When I got home I tried to adjust the shutter speed in the manual mode, and it worked just fine. Can anyone tell me how I can get the shutter speed to be fully functional again under the TV mode?


     
  2. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,429
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Location:
    Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Not knowing the Canon T2i ... I would guess that in TV (shutter priority) mode your camera will not allow you to select a shutter speed that will under expose the shot ... so the camera automatically set the lens aperture to its widest and 1/30 was the highest shutter speed to obtain it's calculated proper exposure based on the ISO.
     
  3. daarksun

    daarksun TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The Manual should explain how to get it reset. The Tv mode is setting your shutter speed, you have locked the shutter speed. Increase your ISO and it should change your shutter speed from 1/30 to where you want. You may want to shoot in Auto mode until your more comfortable with the camera. It can be tough working between the ISO, the F-speed & shutter speed as well as the AF system.

    You can also purchase a manual for the rebel as I did with my 7D. Why are you so determined to use the Tv mode? If your doing that you should be able to start shooting in manual mode.
     
  4. SCraig

    SCraig Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Messages:
    6,474
    Likes Received:
    2,443
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    You need to read up on exposure and then you will understand why you could not get more than 1/30 second in low light. There is a very valid reason for it.
     
  5. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    14,436
    Likes Received:
    3,283
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit


    And if you're going to do night photography, read the thread in my sig...
     

Share This Page