Waves crashing on rocky shore

When you take a photo, you are capturing a moment in time. Whether it’s a photo of your grandchild, a birthday of a loved one, or a photo of waves crashing on the rocky coastline, such a moment will never happen the exact way you first saw it. Rather astounding, isn’t it, when you think of it that way?

John Toutkaldjian

Today’s digital cameras are very complex computers that can take extraordinary photos. They are smarter than we are—at least, in taking photographs—but they do only what they are told to do. All you have to figure out is what you want the camera to do and how to tell it what to do.