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The black bear cub peered from the vegetation along the road. The day was overcast and dark and I needed to keep my distance, so I used my favorite low light shooting combination of shutter-priority and Auto ISO. Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 800mm f/5.6 lens, ISO 1600, 1/800 second, f/5.6, Cloudy WB, +.7 EC, and continuous autofocus on the back-button.

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Mastering Exposure

Achieving the optimum exposure is essential for capturing the ultimate in quality images. Fortunately, two exposure aids—highlight alert and histogram—offered by your camera make shooting excellent exposures straightforward. Exposure is controlled in the camera with three variables—the ...

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