Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Point & Shoot Camera Tips

Hello, and welcome back! I wanted to share some camera tips today for those point and shoot camera owners!


This button and I have become fast friends. The official term is EXPOSURE COMPENSATION BUTTON. The plus setting let's more light in while you take your picture and the minus lets less in.

I really dislike using a flash indoors when it's during the day, and I feel like there is plenty of light in the room!

A while back I read SOMEwhere where someone suggested to use the "P" setting. well I got out my manual (who read those? oh, wait I had too!) and discovered that combined with the "P" setting I could use this for better indoor pictures.

I usually take my pictures on Auto, but with the P setting and playing with the exposure compensation button I have taken more well lit pictures.

I have one other camera tip...

Your flash feature can be your friend when you take those day shots in the shade or when your subjects are facing the sun.

You might be thinking it's in the middle of the day, why would I need a flash? These two pictures are the perfect example:



I really prefer using my flash, it opens up the shot so that you can see her face.

Diana

12 comments:

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I've got to try that, letting more light in. I have so much trouble with my camera.

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Thanks for the tips!

МД в картинках said...

I discovered exposure compensation a while ago and use it often. Now when the sunny days are over it'll be more useful.

Judy said...

I use the white balance setting all the time for indoor shots. I rarely use my flash.

Carla said...

Thanks for all the good info.

Carla from Utah

Pamk said...

Thanks for the tips.

Lori said...

Thanks for the good info!
Llohmeyer@granite schools.org

Shana said...

Thank you, thank you for these photo tips. I'm going to go practice...

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Great photo tips! I am going to check out my point and shoot for that.

alisa logue said...

Great tip! Will have to try the "P" setting! -Alisa

Renee said...

Thank you for teaching me something new, Diana. I really appreciate it!!

Margi said...

This is a great tip. I'm going to try it next time. TFS

 

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