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your ISO from your AF?

You’re not alone. Many, many people struggle to make sense of the principles

involved in photography and the common controls used by all cameras, whether

you use a compact camera or digital SLR.

Does that sound like you? Have you ever caught yourself asking something like:

 How can I capture better holiday memories?
 Why can I not get a good picture of the children?

 How can I start taking better pictures?
 How do I get a better understanding of the way my compact camera
works when no-one seems to want to explain it in a simple, straight

forward way?
 How do I get a solid foundation of photographic knowledge, one that is

explained in simple layman’s terms that can be understood by young and
mature alike?
 How can I get more creative with the pictures I take?

Basic principles aren’t difficult to understand IF they are explained simply and

in a way that uses everyday language. But when you flick through many of the

camera manuals, they can seem to be written in a foreign language.

Well now I have a solution for you.

Over the coming weeks, I have a great series of articles and features for you, in

which we take a look at some of the basic common controls found on most

cameras, whether compact or DSLR.

In these articles, you will start to get an understanding of what each of the

controls does, how they work, any disadvantages or draw backs to them and

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