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Use of macro digital feature

I am trying to take clear good quality photos using the macro digital feature. They usually take a little out of focus..not crystal clear. I am trying to take upclose photos of jewelry pieces I am selling. Can you walk me through the steps on how to make this feature work...in case I'm doing something wrong.
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  • lyoungstudio Sep 22, 2008

    Wow..I didn't have a clue about it being for outdoors only. I studied that manual! No did I read that. Thanks for all the suggestions & information! I taking pictures today!

  • lyoungstudio Oct 13, 2008

    Hi Thomas. Thanks for responding. I always shoot without the flash..because it gives a bad glare. Thanks for the info about macromode. I am struggling because most of the time...the photos come out a little blurry. I am taking photos of charms that are (pictures incased in glass)...any suggestions?



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Hi

NO, macro is not only for outdoors; I use macro every single day of the week sitting at my office desk and it works perfectly fine. Macro is for closeup photos, doesn't matter if you are indoors or out, why would it?

There is no 'sliding switch' on the Canon Powershot SD750 to turn macro mode on and off. There is a button with a 'flower' icon on it, pressing that button turns on and off macro mode.

If you are taking macro photos of jewelry I would highly suggest to turn the flash OFF otherwise you will have far too much glare in your photo!

Please remember: macro mode = flower icon and is for indoors OR outdoors use.

Good luck, hope your photos turn out well.

Thomas

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    Thomas D. Oct 15, 2008

    Hi

    Sounds like you need more light on your subject and I would suggest using a solid white background for your photos. I use two sheets of copy paper and it works miracles! I cant post a link but my e*ay photos turn out great. You can also try a solid color sheet if white overexposes your photos too much, that might be a problem with jewelry Im not sure.

    Make sure you have plenty of WHITE light ('Daylight' or similar bulbs are great)
    Use macro mode, no flash
    Support your arms on the table and make sure you dont zoom in!
    Press the button half way, try and get that "beep!" and green square, move back a little if you dont, you can always crop the photo and edit it with photoshop or similar (which you should do anyway)
    Try resetting your camera settings back to default and start again.
    Make sure you turn on macro mode every time.. dang Canon always turns it off when you turn off the camera
    Try a setting other than Auto where you can change the white balance
    .....

    Hope this helps. =)

    Thomas D. --> Darntoothysam com



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Hi,let me just inform u that the macro mode is only for outdoors.So on the side of the camera u will find a sliding switch.Just slide it to the opposite direction to turn off the macro mode.Since u wanted to take pictures of jewelry pieces,turn on the flash if u have one and then take a closeup shot with good lighting conditions.If its too bright then use only the flash,if u r not satisfied with the quality then use only lights and then take a pic.Still face any prob plz get back to me.

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