You've unpacked your first digital SLR. The user's manual is an incomprehensible mystery. You don't want to spend hours or days studying a comprehensive book on digital SLR photography. All you want at this moment is a quick guide that explains the purpose and function of the basic controls, how you should use them, and why. There's plenty of time to learn about file formats, resolution, aperture/priority exposure, and special autofocus modes after you've gone out and taken a few hundred great pictures with your new camera. Why isn't there a book that summarizes whole collections of these concepts in a page or two with lots of illustrations showing what your results will look like when you use this setting or that?
Now there is such a book. If you want a quick introduction to focus zones, bokeh, flash synchronization options, how to choose lenses, or which exposure modes are best, this book is for you. If you can't decide on what basic settings to use with your camera because you can't figure out how changing ISO, white balance, or focus defaults will affect your pictures, you need this Quick Snap guide.
I'm not going to tell you everything there is to know about using your digital SLR camera; I'm going to tell you just what you need to get started taking great photos.
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Compared to film cameras, digital cameras are easy to use, fun and extremely versatile. Every day there’s more features being designed. Whether you have the cheapest model or a high end model, digital cameras can do an endless number of things. Let’s look at how to get the most out of your digital camera.