Chapter 2. Aperture and Shutter Speed

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The Nikon D5000 allows you to take excellent pictures without understanding how the aperture and shutter speed works or what a focal length is. You can simply select either Aperture-priority Auto mode and/or Shutter–priority Auto mode, or you can just go fully automatic and the camera has you covered. So why have I included a chapter devoted to aperture and shutter speed?

Many D5000 owners are interested in going beyond basic photography. They may have been using a camera with fewer features or even a point-and-shoot model. The D5000 is an advanced camera in that it provides a fine degree of control over the ...

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