noun[mass noun] Photography
A system used in some automatic cameras in which the shutter speed is selected by the user and the appropriate aperture is then set by the camera. Compare with aperture priority.
- If I was to use tv mode, shutter priority, then the aperture is too small to allow enough light to pass to the film plane.
- Manual aperture and shutter priority rank high on the list of useful features, along with full manual focus, spot metering, manual white balance and a quite unbelievable 14 x zoom.
- In practice, what you have to do is put the camera on shutter priority, let's say the 1 / 125th synch speed and then read off what the resultant aperture setting is when metering the subject's face.
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