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Exposure and Understanding the Histogram, Second Edition by Andrew S. Gibson

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Manual Exposure

Once you are familiar with your camera’s automatic exposure modes, it is time to consider using manual mode. It comes in very useful at times, especially when you are engaged in a type of photography, such as landscape photography, that gives you plenty of time to think about your settings.

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Using Manual Mode

Manual mode is very simple to use. Just position your mode dial to M, then set the ISO, aperture, and shutter speed yourself. You have total control—once these are set, the camera can’t change them.

How do you know which settings to use? That’s a great question. There are a couple of ways to work it out. One is to go to aperture ...

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