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The DSLR Field Guide by Michael Freeman

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Editing In-camera

Traditionally, shooting and editing were separate activities, divided by the time it took to process the images. You took the pictures and later reviewed them on a light box or contact sheet, or possibly with a slide projector.

The DSLR’s playback menu gives you this option right away, for better or worse. The better is that it gives you the certainty of confirming the image and the chance to reshoot and improve if the first frame is not exactly as you would like it to be. The worse is that it can interfere with the flow of shooting and even cause you to miss shots by distracting you. It can also push you into deleting images ...

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