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Photography for Kids! by Michael Ebert, Sandra Abend

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Now it’s Time to Get Started!

Let’s start at the beginning. We’ll show you how things work with our camera, and since modern cameras are all similar, you’ll be able to find the same settings on your camera. You should also study your instruction manual because that’s where you’ll learn about all of your camera’s functions in detail.

First, place your hand through the wrist strap so you don’t accidentally drop your valuable camera on the ground. Next, turn your camera on with the on/off button, which is sometimes called the power button.

Now the lens will extend from the camera body, and the screen on the back will display a live image. The knob on the top of the camera is used to switch between the camera’s various automatic settings. To start, ...

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