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Zooming

Now that I’ve lectured on the evils of moving your camera, let’s get into the realities of the types of motion you’ll encounter. To start, let’s look at one of the most common troublemakers, the zoom control.

When you bought your camera, the first thing you probably did was play with the zoom control. It’s usually a rocker switch that moves between W (wide) and T (telephoto), and enables you to view distant objects. Combined with a camera’s automatic focus feature, especially when shooting in the field, zooming can get you closer to your subject (Figure 3.2).


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