USE LCD FEATURES
The greatest asset to the digital photographer, the rear LCD, offers far more than image reviewing
Other than the vast image-editing possibilities, the instant preview offered by the LCD on a digital camera is arguably the biggest aspect of modern photography that sets it apart from traditional film imaging. Although it may seem a relatively simple aspect of a DSLR’s anatomy, the LCD is another component that provides more features than are regularly used. This is not helped by the fact that many LCD functions are turned off when you buy your camera and must be activated manually. In difficult shooting conditions, the LCD can be used to precisely assess exposure, focus and composition. For exposure, turn on highlight warnings as soon as you start using your camera, which will rapidly display areas where there is highlight detail missing from your image. Use this in conjunction with live histograms to decide on a correct exposure with confidence. Live View is a great asset for perfecting your images before they are written to a memory card, providing 100 per cent field of view – more than many viewfinders. Use your Info button to tailor how many parameters are displayed at any given time.