digital camera using the icons
Choosing image size and quality: When you’re taking
pictures, menu selections which increase the number of
pictures on a card decrease the quality of the resulting
print. For best results, use the setting that gives you the
least number of photos. The best setting might be called
“SHG” or “Fine” or “Super Fine.”
That setting is the one that has
the most megapixels and the least amount of compression.
Camera icons that deal
with flash: The default setting on most digital cameras is
automatic; if it’s dark in front of the camera, the flash
will fire. If it’s bright, the flash won’t fire.
The solid lightning bolt icon
means the flash will fire even if it’s bright. That’s good
to fill in shadows, or when the sun is behind the subject.
The “no flash” icon – like a cross between a lightning bolt
and a no parking sign – means the flash will not fire no
matter how dark it is. That’s good in museums, churches, or
for photos of Christmas tree lights.
The red-eye reduction mode means that the flash will fire at
least once before the photo is taken, or a bright light will
shine to cause the pupils of the subject’s eyes to contract.
There will be a significant delay – at least 2 seconds –
between the time the shutter is pressed and the photo is
taken. Warn your subjects not to move until after the final
burst of light.
The “night flash”
or "night scene" mode lets the shutter stay open for a time
exposure, so the background is not too dark, while the flash
illuminates the foreground. This only works if the camera is
firmly mounted on a tripod and you warn the subjects in the
foreground to stay completely still during the exposure.
found that this mode, with a tripod or monopod, is the best
way for realtors to take good interiors for listing.
Focusing Icons: The default setting on most digital cameras
is automatic focus; the camera focuses on subjects near the
Landscape setting disengages the automatic focus and sets
the camera to take sharp photos of subjects at a great
distance. Sometimes this also disengages the flash. It’s
great for pictures from the window of a bus or airplane,
also good for sunsets.
For Macro or Close-Up photos – often within 2 inches or less
– the macro setting (icon is a flower) switches the camera
to the appropriate mode. Be sure to frame your photo using
the monitor, and turn of the flash for most photos.
Many digital cameras can take short QuickTime movies. This
icon, like an old cinema camera, is for that. With many
cameras you can’t zoom during the shot, so compose carefully
before you shoot.
Viewing your pictures – press the triangle (sometimes it’s
green) to review your photos. On many
cameras you can return to the picture-taking mode just by
gently pressing the shutter button.
The trashcan icon is for deleting photos.
Be careful, review
your instruction manual or talk it over with us the first
time you do this.
easy to erase photos you don't mean to erase, particularly
when you're trying to do this in bright light and in a
hurry. We can sometimes recover photos if you
erase them by mistake.
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