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By Peter C. Bunnell

John Pfahl is a modern photographic artist whose physique of labor spans the prior thirty years. He makes use of nature as his subject material, yet introduces parts resembling string or aluminum foil, and arranges those fabrics with easy methods of viewpoint. This booklet covers a few of his earliest paintings, and indicates his knack for controlling viewpoint to create pictures that appear flat, yet upon nearer inspection exhibit themselves to be particularly giant.

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The compact camera doesn’t have a viewfinder at all. You’re expected to frame and shoot everything using the monitor, which can be tough in some lighting conditions. Figure 1-5: Determined to win. Introducing the Digital SLR 13 Book I Chapter 1 What’s So Special about Digital SLRs? Figure 1-6: Most compact cameras don’t even have a viewfinder. ✓ Interchangeable lenses: Changing lenses isn’t a cure-all, but you can tailor your camera to take the photos you need. To me, that’s an enormous benefit.

Pods of all sorts: Tripods (see Book I, Chapter 5), monopods (see Book II, Chapter 3), and small gear like the Gorrilapod (by Joby) all ­stabilize your camera. ✓ GPS gear: If your camera doesn’t have built-in GPS (Global Positioning System), think about adding it with an external unit. It can imprint your photos with the latitude and longitude where you took the photos. The information is stored the same way the camera model and exposure settings are stored. ✓ Wireless transfer gear: If you want to transfer files wirelessly, look into external transfer devices.

The sky is the limit. You’ll be amazed at the photos you can take. It’ll be worth it. 8 Introducing the Digital SLR Introducing the Digital SLR Digital single lens reflex cameras (also known as digital SLR, dSLR, or DSLR cameras) are SLR (single lens reflex) cameras that capture scenes with the help of an image sensor rather than using 35mm film. The sensor collects light, converts the data to 1s and 0s, and then processes and stores the result as a digital image file on your camera’s memory card.

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