Chapter 3. Control Exposure

Although many factors contribute to making a good photograph, one of the most important factors is exposure. Even though your camera's light meter can help you choose the right combination of shutter speed and aperture, and in some cases even the ISO speed, it can still misread the amount of light and give you a photo unlike what you have in mind. To improve your chances of getting the exposure you want, most digital cameras offer a wide range of features that can help considerably. Understanding features such as exposure metering modes, histograms, and exposure compensation and understanding how to use manual mode can help you get the exposure that you want.

Even the challenge of capturing the full range of brightness, ...

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