Chapter 2: Basics of Digital Photography

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Introduction

The Sony a7/a7R has scores of menu commands and options, which can discourage even the most experienced user, let alone someone attempting to move beyond a simple point-and-shoot camera. This should not prevent you from immediately taking pictures. You can start by treating the camera as a point-and-shoot. By using the Auto modes, you don’t need to worry about things like aperture, shutter speed, or ISO. Even expert photographers may still find these automatic settings useful.

The best way to learn about photography is to take pictures, study your efforts, and then figure out how you can improve ...

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