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Noise reduction 09 Setting this to On will help reduce noise for exposures of several seconds or more. Be aware that this takes time though, so you will have to wait a little while between exposures.

your camera 10 IfReset you’ve been using extreme settings such as high ISOs, or exposure compensation, always remember to return the settings to normal when you finish shooting.

11 Format your cards

Date and time 01 Make sure that your camera’s date and time are set, as they can help you find your images more easily later on.

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C AMER A SET-UP AND PL ANNING Copyright 02 Most cameras allow you to save

your name in the copyright metadata, so you can keep track of your images.

File naming 03 Change the file naming to something more personal, such as your initials, to make it easier to keep track of shots.

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Upright view

Select whether images shot with the camera upright are rotated when you review them on the rear LCD, and when you come to review them on your Mac or PC later on.

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Focus beep

Make your shooting less intrusive by turning off the focus confirmation and timer beeps in the set-up menu.

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File format 06 For the best quality images you need to use raw files, but these can take longer to write and need processing. For easier and quicker sharing, choose the highest-quality JPEG mode.

space 07 IfColour you’re shooting JPEGs, you’ll achieve considerably better results if you set the colour space to sRGB for images that are going to be viewed on-screen or on the web. Adobe RGB is better for prints and image editing.

Auto distortion 08 Basic kit lenses can often produce slightly curved results, especially at the wide-angle setting and at the edges of the image. Set the automatic distortion or lens correction to On to give better results.

Get in the habit of formatting the cards in your camera as soon as you have transferred photos off them, to ensure that they are ready for the next time you want to use them, and so that you can be sure you’ve downloaded them in the first place!

Clean your sensor 12 Save yourself hours removing dust spots from individual images by cleaning the sensor on your camera as soon as you notice a significant number of dust spots on your images. To check, take a test shot of, say, a clean sheet of white paper or a clear blue sky.

lenses 13 Clean and filters

If you’ve been shooting outside, always remember to clean your lenses and filters as soon as possible when you get back, rather than leaving them until you next use your camera.

out your 14 Clean camera bag

Check that your camera bag is free from dust or dirt by cleaning the inside at least every few months. It will prevent dirt getting into your camera or lenses.

a bin bag 15 APack large bag such as a bin bag can act as an impromptu rain cover or a ground cover – or even keep you dry when you’re caught out by a rain shower.

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