I shoot on the canon eos4000 im brand new to photography and i want to shoot on manual mode i cant go low on the iso or to be on a higher f stop or use any shutter spoed that isnt around a second even 1/60 is problematic here is a the screen maybe something else is wrong
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It all depends on how bright the scene is that you are shooting. If you have a low light scene, you will need to open the lens wider, raise the ISO, use a slower shutter speed, or use a flash. That is normal in low light shooting.
Thank you while it didnt exactly help im sure its not actually anything wrong with the camera just my understanding it doesnt sound right to me tho that i should need to use my flash or such in my well lit room
While using manual is tempting, if you're just starting out, do use the other modes first.
e.g. if you want to have a certain amount of out-of-focus areas in your image, choose Av (aperture priority). You get the set the aperature to what you want (f/4, f/8, etc.) and the camera will choose ISO and shutter.
Or, if you always want to have a certain amount of motion blur in your images, or to freeze action, choose Tv (shutter priority) so you can set the shutter speed to what you wan and the camera will then choose aperture and ISO.
Once you get familiar with those two modes (as well as learning about exposure compensation), move on to Program Mode (P) which leads to the camera making less decisions for you.
Finally, when you are comfortable in using the other modes, and (more importantly) knowing when to use them, then add Manual Mode (M) to the mix.
After you take the shot, bring it up on the rear screen and cycle through Info. e.g. on my 5D IV, one of the displays will show an overlay with exposure settings along the bottom edge of the screen. Shutter speed will be in the lower-left corner. Your camera should have something similar.
If you look at the bottom line in the viewfinder, when half pressing the shutter button, it will show the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings that will be used to take the photo. Also in your picture of your camera's screen it is showing those same items in live view, and if you half press the shutter button, will show ahead of time what values the camera is going to use for the photo.
I strongly recommend that you download the manual and read up on the operation of your camera. Here is the link:
I think you will find that in average shooting situations, if you are in Av mode, the camera will select a shutter speed roughly 2X your focal length. Thus, if you choose a 50mm focal length, your camera will set a shutter speed of 1/100.
Not in every case, but in a lot of cases.
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