3. Seeing Your Pictures in Advance

THE OLD SAYING “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) comes to mind every time I click the camera’s shutter in front of a scene like the one in Figure 3.1. If only it were true. When it comes to digital photography, the more likely experience is, “what you see is more or less what you get” (WYSIMOLWYG). That’s oftentimes my reality.

Figure 3.1. All too often, what you get is not what you see. Look at the camera’s LCD. This is a good example of WYSIMOLWYG, or “what you see is more or less what you get.”


If I want to capture what I see, or as close to that as possible, I must make some good decisions prior to ...

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