2. First Things First


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

Now that I’ve covered the top ten tasks to get you up and shooting, it’s time to take care of some other important details. You must become familiar with certain features of your camera before you can take full advantage of it. So to get things moving, let’s start off with something that you will definitely need before you can take a single picture: a memory card.

Poring Over the Picture

Once you begin to think like a photographer, I guarantee you’ll pay much more attention to light. I’m always drawn to contrasts such as those found in ...

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