Part art and part science, photography records and preserves the moments of our lives. Sure, you can snap a picture with your smartphone. But if you want to create a truly memorable portrait of a moment, you must master lighting, exposure, and focus. When you control what makes the photo, you — not the camera — control the results.
Enter the exhilarating world beyond auto mode, and feel the power of crafting the total image.
Master the exposure triangle: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed
Experiment with settings to learn what they do
Practice with semi-automatic modes
See how different types of light affect your image
Understand exactly what you can control and what the camera controls
Explore settings for portraits, landscapes, and other common shots
Learn to create the perfect image in the camera, instead of fixing a mediocre image with Photoshop