Chapter Six. Digital Photography Foundations

Before you take your first photograph, it's important to familiarize yourself with the different settings contained in your digital camera's menus and submenus. Human nature being what it is, of course, you've probably already taken a few images with your new camera. Most digital cameras have a fully automatic mode that handles every decision for you except where to point the camera. This is great for those times when you need to take a picture quickly and don't want to think about which setting to use. But to achieve the photograph you're after, you'll more often need—and want—to take the camera off autopilot. Understanding the core concepts outlined in this chapter will make the difference between ...

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