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

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Chapter 3. Function Junction: Flash, white balance, and exposure compensation

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An understanding of basic camera functions made it possible to cancel the flash and capture this silhouette portrait with my trusty, old point-and-shoot camera.

Now that you’ve got a grip on the basics of photography and are familiar with the various shooting modes, learning to fine tune your images is going to be a breeze!

Before we get started, it’s important to remember that on most cameras, the functions available to you will vary dramatically depending on what shooting mode you’re in.

A lot of cameras won’t let you play with the functions we’re about to talk about ...

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