Smart autofocusing can mean the difference between a usable image and a missed opportunity that will be discarded. Focusing also influences depth of field: the range of distance within a scene that appears acceptably sharp.
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.
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.
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When you take a picture, you’re juggling three camera settings: the lens aperture, the shutter speed and the ISO setting. You may also need to adjust white balance (which controls colour rendition).
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.
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There have been significant advances in autofocus technologies in the past few years. Here we look at some of the systems camera manufacturers have developed to improve autofocusing performance.