Chapter Four: Finding and Interpreting Image-Related Information


Before an Exposure

External Information

On the camera body. It seems a bit obvious, but the settings of dials and switches can be overlooked, which will give you results quite different from what you expect.

Start with the power switch: is the camera powered on? Then check the Mode Dial: is the camera set to the exposure mode you wish to work in? If you’re using electronic flash, is the flash mounted, charged, and powered on?

On the lens. What’s the position of the AF/MF switch (what Canon calls the Focus Mode switch)? Is the Stabilizer switch on or off? And, of course, is the ...

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