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Your Camera Loves You: Learn to Love It Back by Khara Plicanic

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Chapter 1. Three’s Company: Understanding shutter speed, aperture, and ISO

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Fast shutter speeds make it possible to freeze the action in your photos. Here, a shutter speed of 1/800th of a second made it possible to freeze Ryan mid-air as he leapt over his brother Adam.

Remember that scene in The Wizard of Oz where Toto pulls back the green curtain and we all see that the man behind the “all powerful Oz” isn’t nearly as scary as everyone thought? In fact, he turned out to be kind of sweet, even offering to fly Dorothy home in his hot air balloon.

Think of this chapter as your own look “behind the curtain.” While you won’t find a sparkling Emerald ...

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