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Camera Functions Review



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    Key Points to Remember

    White Balance

    1. Set the camera?s white balance to match the exact same light source you are using. For soft white light bulbs use the tungsten wb setting with the bulb icon.
    2. Do not use your flash. Turn it "off." Otherwise the flash when used with tungsten lights will create inaccurate color since both lights have different color casts.
    3. For the best possible color, refer to your camera?s owners manual to lean how to do a "custom white balance" in-camera.

    Focus

    1. Using lights that are 200 watt will help provide sharp images. Anything less powered will require a slow shutter speed which can result in images that are blurry.
    2. A tripod is the safest way to reduce blur from camera movement.
    3. It is very important to use the "self timer" function to avoid camera shake. This feature acts like a countdown timer and looks like a watch icon. Since each camera is different, refer to your owner?s manual if needed.
    4. Pre focus your images by pressing the shutter release button half way, wait until you hear an audible beep or a green visual light to confirm focus of your subject. Once the focus is confirmed, press the shutter release button the rest of the way to take the photo. Refer to your owner?s manual for more information on focus.

    Bracketing

    1. Internal camera meters are easily fooled and sometimes not accurate. Shoot each set up with a variety of exposures as a safety net to ensure the image has been captured correctly. This is called "bracketing exposures."
    2. Use your camera?s "exposure compensation" feature to bracket exposures. This is a standard feature available on nearly all cameras.
    3. Shoot with an exposure range of +1 (more light), 0 (normal exposure), and -1 (less exposure).
    4. Since each camera is different, refer to your owner?s manual if needed.