Chapter 7: Manual Exposure

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Introduction

This chapter is about taking absolute control of the camera and fine-tuning its settings with the Manual Exposure (M) shooting mode. M mode is not as convenient as using P, A, or S modes; it is slower and tends to frustrate many photographers. However, photographers who want to get the most out of their images quickly overlook this handicap.

Using this mode requires the photographer to take some time to carefully frame the image and set the camera’s controls. It also requires the photographer to decide how they want their images too look. For example, he can establish tack-sharp focus for the majority of ...

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