Creative Use of Camera Controls

Each of the camera's technical features introduced in the previous part - lens focusing, shutter, aperture, etc. - is there for two purposes. Firstly, it helps you to get clear, accurately framed and properly exposed pictures of subjects - distant or close, under dim or bright lighting conditions. But each control also has its own creative effect on the image. This allows you some interesting options - in other words, you can choose a particular setting for its creative influence, and then adjust the other controls if necessary to still maintain correct exposure. Clearly, the more controls your camera offers and the wider their range, the more choices you will be able to make. Fully automatic-only cameras work from set programs based on choices set by the manufacturer, but as you will see, even here a measure of control is possible - for example, by loading fast or slow film.

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.

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