7. From Zero to Hero

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Better Photos Are Yours for the Taking!

Great photos don’t just happen. They’re born when someone (like you!) steps up and makes them happen. While you may get lucky with a great shot every now and then, the only way to consistently get great photos is to play an active role in making them what you want them to be. (You’ve made it this far—there’s no sense in turning back now!)

Beyond choosing camera settings (shooting modes, white balance, and so on), you’re ready to take your images a step further. By becoming aware of your surroundings, learning to see light and background, and making active choices about composition, ...

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