Most cameras have the ability to define your own user settings. It is like pre programing your favorite radio stations in your car. Very simple and can save you a ton of time when shooting. Each camera is different so you will have to look to see if yours has it. Here is what you do: set up your camera for your go-to setting, look for the camera user settings, set your settings how you like them, hit the register button and it will be set.
I have three user settings I use most often.
My first go-to setting is as follows: ISO 100, AV mode, wide open aperture, auto white balance, single shot mode, custom function 4:3 selected. Click HERE to understand what CF4 is.
Second go to setting is: same as above only with ai servo mode when I need to shoot people moving towards me.
Third go to setting is: ISO 100, Manual mode, wide open aperture, flash white balance, single shot mode, no CF4.
This way I am able to run through my day: Setting 1 is for the beginning of the day, setting 2 is in case I want tracking, setting 3 is for night time shooting at the reception.
Jen is a boutique wedding photographer based out of Beverly Hills, California.
She specializes in alternative, photojournalistic wedding photography and is known for capturing the unique definitive moments during your event.