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Shoot to Thrill: A Hard-Boiled Guide to Digital Photography by Derek Pell

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Chapter 1. Packin’ Heat: Gear for the Gumshoe Shutterbug

Packin’ Heat: Gear for the Gumshoe Shutterbug

Shop Till You Drop (2009).

My, my. Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains.”—The Big Sleep (1946)

A helluva lot of cams, too. Seems like everybody is armed today, whether with a snub-nosed point-and-shoot, a concealed cell phone, or a full-blown digital SLR, it’s a trigger-happy planet we inhabit. Yeah, we’re all shutterbugs under the skin, and why not? Digicams are a dime a dozen and “Look, Ma, no film!” They’re fully automatic and come loaded with Buck Rogers features like “face recognition,” “vibration reduction,” and “smile detection.” Smile detection?? Somebody please notify the ...

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