I was negotiating some campaigns with Chanol for their next couture spreads in Morgue, when I received this email on my Ray-Pan glasses :
HI FREDDIE SO I HAVE THIS CAMERA AND FLASH AND OMNIBOUNCE AND I WANNA TAKE SOME PIX WITHOUT USING THE AUTO MODE BECAUSE I READ ON A FORUM THAT IS NOT COOL.SO I SAW THIS P-MODE ON THE DIAL AND I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS !!1! CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ? KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, JOHNNY PEPPERONI.
Hi Johnny Pepperoni.NO worries for those modes since they are all very easy to understand, except if you live in Japan as they can't read what's on the damn cam.Each one has a specific purpose and after shooting sea gulls for a couple of weeks you will have no issues getting sharp shots without using the spray and pray technique.Specially for you I told Chanol to hold on a couple of minutes and give you some insight :
AV = ANTI VIBRATIONS. When you shoot in AV mode your camera will start to shake as if Shakira is recording her first video, adjusting itself to the scene and therefore preventing you have a blurred image.This mode is mostly used by the Leuters guys when shooting war zones, as you know they too are big fans of the clone tool and follow our philosophy of ' some cloning and levels ' is what PS is all about :
M = More Megapixels.This mode has a secret piece of sensor involved that will boost up your images for a megapixel or two.This will encite you to buy a new camera 8 months later since megapixels are what photography is all about since it became digital.There's nothing more justifying paying 2500 dollars again like images that are 500 pixels wider, think about the cropping possibilities.
TV = TOTALLY VECTORISH.This mode is only used by graphic designers shooting their dinner tables from underneath in order to get textures for grungy wallpapers and paint them over their goth and emo girlfriends.The images are directly delivered in vectors so that way Adobe sells more copies of Illustrator and Indesign.
P = PROFESSIONAL.This is the ultimate camera mode as the camera will always set you up with an inadequate exposure and you will have a fraction of a second to correct the whole thing.This is the mode where playschool is left behind as you will have to over or underexposure all your shots.You can become an EXPLORER OF LIGHT with Panon if you push the limits by using the speedlites on ETTL mode, then you're really showing Annie Flashobitz got nothing on you and Flashers Bazaar better starts calling for some jobs.
The rest of the modes are just translations in Egyptian so just ignore them.