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Beyond Auto Mode: A Guide to Taking Control of Your Photography

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Take full advantage of your dSLR camera, and do it withconfidence

Many people buy dSLR cameras for their flexibility, but findthemselves so intimidated by all the options and controls that theyrarely venture beyond the automatic mode. With a friendly tone andclear, understandable instruction, photographer and educator JenBebb introduces you to every mode and setting on your sophisticateddSLR. After thoroughly explaining shutter speed, aperture, depth offield, ISO, and basic composition, she offers direction on whateach camera mode does and when it should be used. You'll gain theconfidence to use the entire feature set you paid for.

Beginning dSLR users are often intimidated by the scene,semi-automatic, and fully manual modes on their cameras; this guidegently explains each mode and setting Uses a conversational tone and liberal examples to define andexplain basic concepts including shutter speed, aperture, ISO,depth of field, and composition Covers how each camera mode works and when to consider usingit Helps those new to dSLR photography to gain confidence andbegin taking advantage of all the flexibility a dSLR offers

Written by a professional photographer who is also known for herskill as an instructor, Beyond Auto Mode encourages new andless experienced dSLR users to take the next step toward creativecontrol.

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