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I read about photography, a lot. I can read a book or magazine about photography or photo processing from cover to cover with no problem. With most any other genre of books I tend to get bored and put them down half way through, never to open them again. Books by Stephen King have been the notable exception. While I was leafing through a magazine yesterday, I came across an article about photography so I skimmed through it. It had some good information in it until I got to one line.… Read more Misinformation

Taking control of your camera step by step Part 4

Setting the ISO By setting the ISO you are are taking control of how sensitive the sensor in your camera is to light. It may not sound like much but this is the first real step toward taking full control of your camera. Setting the ISO is as easy as choosing a number in the ISO settings menu. Which number you should choose has to do with the amount of light available to make images. As a rule of thumb 100 – 200 ISO is good for outdoors while 400… Read more Taking control of your camera step by step Part 4

Taking control of your camera step by step Part 1

“Green Camera” Mode When a camera comes from the manufacturer, it is most likely set to “Green Camera” mode (some manufacturers also use a red camera or other icon) if the camera has any modes other than full auto. This is so that most anyone can open the box, charge the battery and start making images without reading much about the camera except for the “Quick Start Guide”. The quick start guide is intended to do just that, get you started making images as quickly as possible. With very little… Read more Taking control of your camera step by step Part 1