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David Busch’s Nikon® D3000: Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Chapter 4. Fine-Tuning Exposure

Correct exposure is one of the foundations of good photography, along with accurate focus and sharpness, appropriate color balance, freedom from unwanted noise and excessive contrast, as well as pleasing composition. The Nikon D3000 gives you a great deal of control over all of these, although composition is entirely up to you: there are no “automated” shortcuts for arranging the components of your image in a compelling way. All the other parameters, however, are basic functions of the camera. You can let your D3000 set them for you automatically. Just choose one of the Scene modes, Guide mode (if you need help choosing a Scene mode or other feature), or spin the mode dial to Program (P), Aperture Priority (A), ...

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