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Camera & Craft: Learning the Technical Art of Digital Photography by Jodie Steen, Candace Dobro, Andy Batt

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IMAGE © ANDY BATT, THE RECORD KEEPER, 2008.

In this chapter, we take a broad look at some essential camera skills—controlling time, focus, exposure, and color—that will allow you to pick up any camera and put it to work. If you already have these skills down cold, then feel free to skim over the chapter, stopping to read the topics you want to review. Note: There are some great tips in Overcoming LCD Variables and Setting a Brightness Level for Your Camera towards the end of the chapter, so be sure to check them out.

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