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Nikon D7100: From Snapshots to Great Shots by John Batdorff

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3. The Auto Modes

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Getting Started with the Scene/Special Effects Modes

Every digital photographer I know has taken photographs using what I call the green zone, or auto zone, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I still hang out there from time to time. The Nikon D7100 has done an incredible job of simplifying some of the most complex camera settings and creating an excellent baseline for many shots. In this chapter we’re going to focus on how to use the built-in scene modes and the advantages even some of the more experienced photographers can gain from using these presets. Next we will discuss some of the fun uses as well as the limitations of ...

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