An African elephant in Kenya

Photo: © Michael Nichols/National Geographic

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Automatic Settings
Your camera also likely has several automatic scene options, with settings for various specific locations.
  • "Sports" has higher shutter speeds for fast-moving action shots.
  • "Night" allows long exposures for limited lighting.
  • The icon that looks like a mountain is for landscapes. This gives you the most in focus from foreground to background.
  • "Portrait" throws background out of focus.
About the photo: This October 2008 photo by Michael Nichols is of an African elephant in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve.
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