Although every camera uses different buttons and menus to control key features, each includes some variation on the basic array of controls. This chapter provides an overview of the exposure and focus controls a digital photographer must master, and includes descriptions of how these controls differ between digital cameras and film cameras.
You'll learn about automated exposure modes, using histograms, working with f-stops and shutter speeds, and selecting the right "scene" options. I'll also cover some of the quirks of working with automatic focus systems, too. I'm not going to waste pages on some of the easier controls, like the shutter release, or on setup options such as white balance settings you make using your menu system. The emphasis here will be on the most important controls you use for everyday shooting.
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