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The Quick & Easy Guide to Photographing Your Artwork by Roger Saddington

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Using an aperture or shutter priority automatic

Aperture and shutter priority cameras are automatic cameras, which means they’ll automatically set the exposure based on the aperture setting or shutter speed you select. For aperture priority cameras, you’ll select an aperture setting and let the camera determine the shutter speed based on the light hitting the gray card. For shutter priority cameras, you’ll select a shutter speed and let the camera determine the aperture setting based on the light hitting a gray card. The key is to make sure the camera setting always matches the gray card reading. The setting may change when the camera is looking at your artwork instead of the gray card. Just return the setting to the gray card reading before ...

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