Chapter 5: Say Cheese: Taking Pictures with Your dSLR
In This Chapter
Reviewing your before-you-leave-home checklist
Starting out on a good foot
Preparing your camera
Modifying the checklist
This chapter is action-packed. I walk you through taking photos with your digital SLR from start to finish. I share tips and tricks for preparing photo shoots, packing things up, setting up when you’re ready, choosing a shooting mode, and taking the photos.
Don’t hesitate to flip back and forth between chapters and minibooks to find more details about certain subjects, such as lenses, composition, and HDR. That’s the beauty of books in the For Dummies series: They’re nonsequential reference books.
Checklists are great argument-starters — everyone has an opinion. Feel free to argue and quibble over this chapter. It stimulates your thinking. My purpose isn’t to “straitjacket” you into a set of rules you don’t want to follow. I want to give you a sense of what you need to take care ...