Camera Modes: Full Auto (aka ‘The Green Square’)

Regardless of your current skill level, you have probably used the little green square mode on a camera at some point. This green square (or little green camera) mode is commonly referred to as the full auto shooting mode.

Many times, when you are shooting in this mode, you get great photos.  Other times though, your images don’t quite come out the way you envisioned them when looking through the viewfinder.  Maybe they are too dark on a person’s face, maybe the thing you want to be in focus is out of focus, or maybe the colors just don’t look right.

That’s what happens when you give control to a dumb box.  That’s right.  Your camera is dumb – especially when it’s in the little green square mode.  [Read more…]