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Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers by Lee Varis

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1. Digital Capture Basics

f5.6 @ 1/500, ISO 200

These days it seems that everyone with a camera is a photographer! The bane of many professional wedding photographers is the relative with an inexpensive DSLR who steps in right after the photographer takes his beautifully composed group shot and snaps off a duplicate (which they then offer to the other relatives for free). And yet, even with all of the sophisticated automation, autofocus, auto-exposure, auto everything, plus an LCD viewing screen on the back of the camera, people will complain that out of every 3,000 pictures they take only two or three are any good. It is the task of the professional ...

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