Micro Four-thirds: Shooting in Intelligent Auto Mode

After last weeks blog about how I’ve started using Auto ISO somebody made a light hearted comment on Facebook asking if I was going to start shooting in Program mode next? The answer is no, I’m more often shooting in the Intelligent Auto Mode or IA.

Intelligent Auto Mode

The longer I make photographs the more I realize that a good photograph is not how much I know about my camera settings, it’s about capturing what I see when I see it. Of course there are times when I want a certain depth of field of affect, but frequently the photo is gone by the time I can make the settings.

Jasmine Intelligent Auto Mode

All of these portraits were all shot in the IA mode. The camera had complete control except for framing the scene.  All I did was lift the camera and press the shutter. I directed the subjects to move in order to better capture the light or to look a certain way. The IA mode freed me to concentrate on the person and the image I was making. The black and white effect was done in post processing.

Intelligent Auto Mode

Mark.BWMark Toal works for Panasonic as a training representative in Portland, Oregon. His views on this blog are his own and do not represent Panasonic. You can see more of Mark’s photos on his web site at www.marktoalphotography.com . Mark can be contacted at marktoalphotography@gmail.com

Author: Joe Farace

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