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Nikon D5500: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Rob Sylvan

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6. Say Cheese!

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ISO 200 • 1/500 sec. • f/2.8 • 70mm lens

Settings and Features to Make Great Portraits

Taking pictures of people is one of the great joys of photography. You will experience a tremendous sense of accomplishment when you capture the spirit and personality of someone in a photograph. At the same time, you have a big responsibility, because the person in front of the camera is depending on you to make him look good. You can’t always change how someone looks, but you can control the way you photograph that individual. In this chapter, we will explore some camera features and techniques that can help you create great portraits.

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