Using shutter prority

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    I am trying to get away from Auto setting and have been using Shutter priority. It seems the ones I take in Auto come out crisp and vivid while the ones in Shutter priority come out subdued. Is there another setting I should use?? Nikon D3200 W/55 mm lens. Very overcast day with white balance set for cloudy and hand held. Looking at nothing specific just roughly framing the shot and taking one in Auto and another in Shutter priority. Any advice helpful. Thanks.

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    Explain how you are using shutter priority mode to take the shot - what settings are you using and can you show us the auto shot and the shutter priority shots side by side.

    You might also benefit from the book Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson as it goes into more depth for the beginner eager to learn about exposure.
     
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    I tried uploading 4 files through Photobucket but kept getting errors. Very frustrated.
     
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    Honestly. It's just easier posting directly off your phone or something right on to the site.

    Since I'm a noob. I didn't even attempt to use auto anything. I flipped it to manual and just read on what each setting does. Auto will set your iso to 1600 plus ALL the time.

    And plus it'll help you a lot in taking better pictures...way better


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    Auto settings don't just set shutter speed. It sets speed, f-stop and frequently adds some color or temperature settings as well as ISO. When you move from Auto to manual you have to set all of the available settings.
    Just upload the file here. See where it says "Upload a File" beside Post Reply.
     
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    I will try uploading again -

    1A [​IMG]

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    2B [​IMG]

    Hopefully these came through this time. Photobucket did not have them in the order uploaded so I hope I have them right. The first should be in Auto mode and the second in Shutter Priority mode and both were hand held with a 18-55 mm lens. Thank you for your patience.

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    Thanks for your feedback.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. I think my photos finally came through.
     
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    I'm confused as to why it auto changes the settings completely different in full auto to shutter auto. When the only thing logically that would be different is shutter speed. 1/125 seems excessive also for what you were shooting and at iso 400. Iso 100 and a slower shutter would give you better images.

    Auto confuses me more than learning each setting haha. Again, I'm new at taking pictures. But those settings don't make sense to me. Or from what I would use

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    I tried uploading here but received a security error. I think the pics came through in my later post.
     
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    I do not know either. The first pic was auto and all I did was change to the "S" setting with "2" and no other settings were touched. Does this mean my camera is not working properly??
     

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