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David Busch’s Mastering Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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4Mastering Your Exposure Controls

You may know what all the controls of your digital SLR are, but do you really understand what they are used for, how to select their options, and exactly when to use them? The manual furnished with your digital SLR is not much help. It has a few black-and-white illustrations with labels for every button, dial, and switch on the camera, along with multiple cross-references that force you to jump back and forth to many different pages just to discover what a particular control does. You still have to decide why and when to put them to work.

The various controls that adjust exposure are among the most confusing. This chapter explains the basics for every kind of camera, and when you finish it, you’ll have a basic ...

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