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Canon EOS 40D Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

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4. Getting the Right Exposure

The Canon EOS 40D gives you complete control over many of the basic functions of the camera. These include exposure, sensitivity (ISO settings), color balance, focus, and image parameters like sharpness and contrast. You can choose to let the camera set any or all of these for you automatically. Or, you can opt to finetune how the 40D applies its automatic settings. If you want absolute creative control over any of these functions, you can set them manually, too. That’s why the 40D is such a versatile tool for creating images.

This chapter explains the shooting basics of exposure, either as an introduction or as a refresher course, depending on your current level of expertise. When you finish this chapter, you’ll ...

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