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It depends on the camera. On cameras that allow you to set the shutter speed, simply select a slower one.

On many point&shoot cameras, you don't get such control. The best you can do is to select something like the Landscape mode.

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First, make sure you're in the manual exposure mode, not manual focus mode, as set by turning the mode dial to the "M" position.
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I would just like to find out how to set aperture when shooting in manual mode


The REBEL is Either aperture or shutter priority.

You can set this up via the menu

There is a rule of thumb and it also depends on the ISO ( ASA or film speed) iF IN LOW LIGHT USE A HIGHER ISO say 200-1000

and an aperture set from ap ring on lens a good all round setting is F8

the rule for Apertures is smaller the number larger the aperture ( lets more light in, but in high iso settings you really dont need to change this unless its really dark,

Larger the number smaller the aperture used for very bright light conditions, where over exposure is likely to occur ( even in flash )

Flash automatically uses F8 but this is not always ideal as when shooting in some lights at a white object ( wedding) the pic will be overexposed , sometimes its better to use F11 with a flash and an ISO of 100. Perhaps you need to get an easy photo guide book Digital Photogreaphy for Dummies ( no insult intended) It has a lot of these little tips in it and will improve your pics beyond "Happy Snaps"

Changing the exposure is to use the aperture ring on the lense most are from F2-F22 depending on the focal length of the lens say 50 mm 150mm - 200mm for each size lens one would increase the F stop by 1 or add and EV point (+01) to compensate for the length.

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Flash: Fill-in, if face is in shadow

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1: it just adds and copies existing pixels with the digi zoom. I never fooled with it for you can just take the image with a paint program and blow it up as big as you want.. with decreasing detail.just start with a nice high megapixel like 5M camera but you'll need a bigger memory card.

2: exposure bias at 0.0 is what the camera sets as standard. adjusting this in the "M" mode allows more exposure "+" or less "-". making the aperture bigger or smaller to allow more light or less at higher shutter speeds or low speeds. 1/100 is good.
3: yes but try it out and put it on automatic first.
4: focal length or f stop I'm confused. The aperture setting is known as the f-stop. The lowest number f-stop lets the most amount of light reach the image sensor. A high f-stop increases the depth of the field.witch is focal length. so I think I was wrong in the "feet" meaning f/2.8 for portrait or up close f'/16 for front and background or landscape. also set your ISO around 80 - 120 for the best exposures or pictures.

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1: bias means voltage a neg or plus I assume the plus means more exposure.
2: focal length in feet ..if not using auto-focus
3: 4.6 feet
4: digital zoom is something I would never mess with but 3072/3072 sounds like a 3 megapixal square.
5: yes set the exposure to a fast shutter or bias in your case like - 3
6: why sure and quite a few pics in 1 minute with the right camera.

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IIRC these cameras support a noise reduction feature through a custom function. The camera will take a second exposure with the shutter closed (i.e. against something pure black) to see which pixels in the camera are "hot", and then will use that information to remove that hot pixel noise from the original image. "hot" pixels depend on temperature and exposure length so the camera would need to do this on every shot.

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