Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Manual

Your camera is a tool, and like any tool you need to know how to use it. One of the best sources for learning the 'how' is the manual that came with the camera. Many of them are very good on the basics and best of all they are tailored to your camera. Read through it a few times, until you are familiar with  what every button and dial does.

Even if it doesn't all sink in at first, repetition and practice will help. I know of professional photographers who regularly read through their manual. So don't feel bad it you need a refresher. Planning a big event or a vacation? Read the manual before you go!

Today's assignment: Find your manual and read it once.
Advanced user assignment: Find your manuals and read them twice.
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