4. The Professional Modes

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Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

Most professional photographers use a few select modes that offer the greatest amount of control over their photography. To anyone who has been involved with photography for any period of time, these modes are known as the backbones of photography. They allow you to influence two of the most important factors in taking great photographs—namely, aperture and shutter speed. To access these modes, you simply hold the Mode dial lock release and turn the Mode dial to one of the letter-designated modes and begin shooting. But wouldn’t it be nice ...

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