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Using gain can either ruin or save a shot. This video explores the benefits and drawbacks of using the gain feature on digital cameras.


  • 4:13 video teaching you when to use gain and how it can affect your shot
  • Complete companion guide


  • What is gain
  • How can you use gain to work in low light
  • The effect of gain on your shot
  • When to not use gain
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