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The Traveling Photographer by Sandra Petrowitz

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19 Get To Know Your Camera

Exposure Modes, Metering, Focus

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Leopard with Tsessebe, Botswana. | Nikon D700 • 500 mm • 1/1600 s • f/5 • ISO 1000 • aperture priority

There is no perfect camera setting or mode that works for all photographic circumstances. It’s true that manufacturers continue to refine the camera models and their automatic features, but the deeper your fascination with photography becomes, the more you will want to tweak your camera’s settings to suit your personal preferences. Part of being able to do this is knowing what you can control by every dial, switch, button, and menu option. Another part of it is understanding how adjusting ...

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