Beyond Auto by Chris Gatcum
Switch off the auto setting on your camera & start taking better, more original photos

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Beginners in photography will let their camera's Auto mode handle all of the complexities of aperture, shutter speed, white balance and so on. But as useful as Auto is in these early stages, it will rapidly limit you to boring, technically perfect shots that won't spark any interest.

Beyond Auto is the easily accessible guide that shows how taking control of your camera's settings sets you free. Unlike other beginner books, it doesn't attempt to explain each and every button, dial and feature on your camera, or explore precisely where a pixel comes from. Instead it concentrates on the photographic "holy trinity" of exposure, focus and color, and the essential skills that will enable you to take the sensational pictures that Auto mode can't.

About Chris Gatcum

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Chris Gatcum has lived and breathed photography for over two decades, working as a pro photographer, journalist, specialist magazine and book editor, and best-selling author. A passionate advocate of experimental digital and traditional photography, he is as comfortable conducting technical camera tests as he is demystifying the art of photography for the rest of us. This is his seventh book, and the first since the best-selling Beginner's Photography Guide (DK, 2013). Location: East Sussex, UK
Published September 1, 2015 by Ilex Press. 128 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography.