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David Busch’s Nikon D5500 Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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4

Nailing the Right Exposure

When you bought your Nikon D5500, you probably thought your days of worrying about getting the correct exposure were over. To paraphrase an old Kodak tagline (remember Kodak?) dating back to the 19th Century—the goal is, “you press the button, and the camera does the rest.” For the most part, that’s a realistic objective. The D5500 is one of the smartest cameras available when it comes to calculating the right exposure for most situations. When you’re ready to graduate from the automatic and Scene modes, you can simply rotate the mode dial to switch to Program (P), Aperture-priority (A), or Shutter-priority (S) and shoot away. Even Manual (M) mode doesn’t leave you up a creek without a paddle: the D5500’s analog ...

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