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Today's cameras put an amazing amount of power in the hands of amateur photographers, but it's not always easy to make use of it. All those buttons, dials, and settings can be pretty intimidating. In this workshop, expert photographer Joseph Linaschke helps you understand what's going on inside your camera, explaining fundamentals like what an aperture is and how shutter speed works. Learn basics such as how to hold the camera, what various modes mean and when to use them, and even how and when to use the camera's flash. There's also creative instruction to guide you towards becoming a better photographer. As you become more comfortable with your gear, you'll find that many new creative possibilities open up for you and the quality of your photography improves.
If you look at the Mode dial on the top of your camera, you'll see a series of letters on here, and even a series of icons. For example, you'll see M for Manual, A for Aperture Priority, S for Shutter Priority, or even P. Now, I'm here to tell you that P is not for perfect. P is the program mode, the fully automatic mode. On some cameras you'll see a green square mode. And I want to make sure that you get out of these fully automatic mode. You bought a DSLR because you want to get better pictures than what you got off of your point and shoot camera. And if you're leaving your DSLR in fully automatic.
Chances are the pictures aren't that much better so in this section we're going to go through all these different modes explain what they do and when to use them.
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