Chapter 2

Choosing Essential Camera Settings


In This Chapter

arrow Getting the most out of setting up your camera

arrow Choosing a shooting mode

arrow Understanding drive modes

arrow Setting photo size, quality, and aspect ratio

arrow Choosing between RAW and JPEG

arrow Deciding how to decide

You’ve got your 5D Mark III out of the box. Fannntastic. Don’t be afraid to run out and take as many photos as you want without knowing anything more than how to turn your camera on and press the Shutter button. It’s all good. That experience will be valuable and set you on the path of knowing what sorts of things bother you and what you might want to change. This chapter is designed to help you make those initial connections between what you want and how the camera comes set up.

You’ll probably be familiar with some of the upcoming ...

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