A shot in the dark

Don’t put your camera away once the sun goes down; there’s plenty of magic to record after dark, whether you’re in a bustling city or an isolated landscape. And you don’t require elaborate equipment if you decide to hand-hold your camera.

Why shoot RAW?

Professional photographers and serious enthusiasts capture still images as raw files whenever possible. The reason is simple: raw files provide more image data and give photographers much greater control over white balance, saturation, sharpening and contrast in their images.

Taking control of your DSLR

Serious photographers usually prefer working with the A, S and M shooting modes because they provide full control over exposures. They also allow full access to all camera settings (except exposure compensation in M mode). Each shooting mode is useful in different situations.