2. First Things First

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A Few Things to Know and Do Before You Begin Taking Pictures

Now that we’ve covered the top ten tasks to get you up and shooting, we should probably take care of some other important details. You need to become familiar with certain camera features before you can take full advantage of it. Additionally, we’ll take some steps to prepare the camera and memory card for use. So to get things moving, let’s start off with something that you’ll definitely need before you can take a single picture: a memory card.

Poring Over the Picture

If you enjoy taking photographs of nature, one of ...

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