4. The Professional Modes

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Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

If you talk to professional photographers, you will find that the majority of them use a few selective modes that offer the greatest amount of control. These modes are known as the backbone of photography. They allow you to influence two of the most important factors in taking great photographs: aperture and shutter speed.

To access these modes, you simply turn the Mode dial to one of the letter-designated modes and begin shooting. But wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what those modes control and how to make them do your bidding? If ...

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