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Nikon D7200: The Professional Modes

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It is essential that you understand not only how to control the professional modes, but why you are controlling them. In this chapter from Nikon D7200: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Jerod Foster describes these modes, including Programmed Auto mode, Shutter Priority mode, Aperture Priority mode and Manual mode.
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Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

If you talk to professional photographers, you will find that the majority of them use a few selective modes that offer the greatest amount of control over their photography. To anyone who has been involved with photography for any period of time, these modes are the backbones of the art. They allow you to influence two of the most important factors in taking great photographs: aperture and shutter speed. To access these modes, you simply turn the Mode dial to one of the letter-designated modes and begin shooting. But wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what those modes control and how to make them do our bidding? Well, if you really want to take that next step in controlling your photography, it is essential that you understand not only how to control these modes but why you are controlling them. So let’s move that Mode dial to the first of our professional modes: Programmed Auto mode.

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