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

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Part IBasic Digital SLR Technology

The manual packaged with your camera lists what each and every control, button, and dial does. But unless you understand why you need to use each setting and adjustment, you really can’t put them to work improving the technical quality of your images. In this book, I’m going to help you understand why and when you should use each of the tools at your disposal, and to do that, you need to understand some of what’s going on under the hood.

For example, it’s not enough to learn that high ISO sensitivity settings are “bad” and low ISO settings are “good”—because that’s simply not true. Once you understand how the camera’s sensor captures images, and what boosting ISO sensitivity does to that image, you’ll understand ...

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