A List of The Best Camera Pre-Sets

Camera presets are really fun to play around with, and most of us can find at least one that we love. I find myself using them all the time. The only downside is that you have to remember to use them every time you take a picture. Otherwise, that shot will turn out to be boring and ordinary.

Cameras are one of the most time-consuming and frustrating parts of taking photos, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Most people who shoot with a DSLR or mirrorless camera shoot in Auto mode, which means the camera automatically chooses your settings, and very often, they’re perfect. The downside is that you don’t know if something’s wrong with your photo until you’re reviewing it, and then it’s too late. Still, Auto mode is good for most people, and after shooting thousands of photos in that mode, I developed my own list of presets that work for me, and I’m sharing them here.

Top 3 List of Best Camera Pre-Sets:


Photography enthusiasts are always looking for ways to make their photos stand out. One of the best ways to increase the quality of your photographs is to change the aperture of your camera, which is essentially the lens opening. You’ll want to shoot at a lower aperture, which means a larger opening in the lens. This lets you capture more light, and the photos you take will be brighter and clearer.

The “Aperture” setting is one of the primary settings found in most DSLRs. But, unlike other camera functions, like ISO or shutter speed, the aperture isn’t a setting that’s controlled automatically. Instead, it lets you control how much light your lens lets in. While aperture settings control how wide your aperture is opened, they also control how shallow the depth of field is (the quality in which subjects are in focus).


If you shoot a lot of low-light photos, the ISO setting is an important one. As the name implies, it sets shutter speed and aperture, but it also affects the tone of your image, making it look either bright or dark. If you shoot in bright daylight, you will probably want to shoot at ISO 100 or 200. If you shoot indoors or in dappled shade, you will want to shoot at the lowest ISO available.

When we talk about camera presets, we’re usually talking about presets that can automatically adjust the exposure, white balance, and exposure compensation of a photo. This preset does exactly that, but it also lets you manually adjust the ISO. Proper ISO adjustment can allow you to really make the shots based on your expectations.

Shutter Speed

The shutter speed on your camera is measured in seconds and dictates how quickly the image sensor in your camera records images. Shutter speed settings range from 1/2000 of a second up to 30 seconds, although most consumers will use shutter speeds between 1/640 and 1/1600 or 1/1,500.

Pre-Sets are an extremely useful feature for photographers. While it’s great to be able to take pictures without having to make changes to the settings manually, having presets at your disposal can really speed up the process of taking great photos.

Photography is something I enjoy, but it can be intimidating. Even more so, the settings on your camera can make you feel like you’re a total amateur just shooting with whatever you have. The good news is that you probably don’t even need to know what all those settings are. Most cameras nowadays have presets. Presets are one-click buttons that allow you to get a photo that looks like it’s been taken by a professional. Typically, these presets are for scenes like landscape, sunset, or night, although some digital SLR cameras even have presets for portraits.

Mark Jones

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