Chapter 7

Putting It All Together

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Reviewing the best all-around picture-taking settings

check Adjusting the camera for portrait photography

check Discovering the keys to super action shots

check Dialing in the right settings to capture landscapes and other scenic vistas

check Capturing close-up views of your subject

Earlier chapters break down critical picture-taking features, explaining controls that affect exposure, picture quality, focus, color, and more. This chapter pulls all that information together to help you set up your camera for specific types of photography. Keep in mind, though, that there’s no one “right way” to shoot a portrait, a landscape, or whatever. So feel free to wander off on your own, tweaking this exposure setting or adjusting that focus control, to discover your own creative vision. Experimentation is part of the fun of photography!

Recapping Basic Picture Settings

For some camera options, such as exposure mode, aperture, and shutter speed, the best settings depend ...

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