Tip & How-To about Cameras
A digital camera is a wonderful device - it's just not as good as the human eye yet.
Some things to watch out for:
Spots in the picture - Shiny surfaces reflect your flash back to you.
Picture is dark - Bright Window behind your subject - . Use backlight setting.
Bad focus - Subject is not in the middle of the picture. (Use focus lock if you have it)
Colours don't look right - Sunlight in a building with overhead fluorescents.The camera does not know to use the fluorescent light setting. Set it.
Picture is clear but dark on an overcast day - sport setting is ON or the ISO is too fast. Use auto, 100 or 200.
Flash won't flash and subject comes out dark - light behind subject. Set the flash to 'Always' for this picture.
Do's and Don'ts
Don't drop the camera. USE the hand/neck strap.
Don't store pictures on your memory stick - make copies as soon as you can.
Don't make changes to pictures with your computer while they are on the memory stick. Work with copies on your computer.
Do not allow rain to land on the camera - rain easily runs inside.
If you use rechargable batteries - have two or more sets. Use one set until they are used up, then switch. Charge the low battery only. This maximizes the battery life and provides the longest operating time.
Clean the battery contacts in the camera two or three times a year with 99% pure alcohol and a cotton swab. It does not hurt to clean the ends of rechargeable batteries at the same time. Don't touch batteries on their ends.
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