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Creative Shutter Speed: Master the Art of Motion Capture by Derek Doeffinger

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Chapter 4. Tools and Controls to Exploit Shutter Speed

Whether your passion is golf, woodworking, gardening, sewing, or bicycling, there's one piece of advice that stands above all others. Get a good set of tools. For you, that means a good camera. Yes, it's a bit like telling a jockey to get a good mount or a NASCAR driver to get a good car, but without a camera capable of providing you high quality, well-exposed photos. your time and effort could be wasted.

When you're shopping for a digital camera, it's easy to bury yourself in hundreds of specs without really understanding what's relevant Most people start off the selection process with a camera's resolution in megapixels, That's not a bad place to begin, but if photographing a variety of active subjects with a variety of techniques intrigues you, then you'll likely want to consider some of the features and accessories discussed in the next few pages.

As you know, equipment can make a big difference in results and it's tough to evaluate a camera model on your own. Before buying, 1 urge you to visit camera review websites, such as www.dcviews.com, www.dpreview.com, www.stevesdigicams.com, and other sites to get expert, in-depth analysis of the newest digital cameras.

The camera you need is a dSLR

To maximize your ability to capture light and motion, you need a dSLR (digital single-lens-reflex) camera as opposed to a snapshot camera.

Because I'm a value seeker (okay, cheapskate) and want to stretch my hard-earned money, I tend to get ...

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