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Close up pics with canon S3 IS

Hi I know that my Canon S3 IS should take great pictures and it isnt. I have many questions about this camera as I am sure that the settings are off the wall by now lol

First off........I sculpt and sell them online.......I need to take close up pics that are clear. What should my settings be at to do this?

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Millie

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To get the sharpest possible pictures always mount your camera on a tripod.
Step 1 set your S3 camera to Program mode using the wheel control on top of the camera to P position.
Step 2 Press the function button on the rear of the camera, you will see a list of settings appear on the left side of the screen, you can scroll down through each of those settings using the up/down buttons of the up/down/left/right control on the back of the camera.
You can change the settings using the left/right buttons of that same up/down/left/right control. If you change a setting press the SET button to implement the change.
Set those settings as follows.
The top one set it to Zero
2nd one set it to AWB
3rd one set it to OFF
4th one set it to AEB (the center setting) then press SET button. your camera will now take 3 pictures each time you press the shutter, each at a different exposure setting so you can choose the best one.
5th one set it to Zero
6th one set it to Evaluative
7th one is video mode it is not neccessary to change this for taking stll pictures.
8th and last one, set it to L then press the SET button it takes you to a second option set this to S then press SET button again, now the display for that setting should show SL ( this sets your camera to use the highest resolution settings)

Now you have your camera set up you can get ready to take your pictures, press the function button again to close out the settings list.
Keep your camera in Program mode (P on the wheel control)
If you want to take close up pictures,
Press the macro button located on the left side of the lens close to the body of the camera it has a flower icon above it.
On your camera screen you will see it say macro, this is for close ups.
If you hold that same button down for about half a second it will change to super macro mode for extreme close ups. This allows your camera to focus on objects very close to the camera lens.
Position your camera as close to the subject as neccessary to make it fill the screen.
Now if you are using a tripoid, press the shooting mode selection button located just behind the shutter release button, each time you press this button you will see a different shooting mode appear on the screen. Press it repeatedly untill it says Self Timer. This mode allows you to press the shutter release then let go of the camera altogether so you will not cause camera shake. the camera will beep and take the picture several seconds later.
I would strongly recommend you use a tripod but f you are not using one ignore that last step and try to hold the camera as still as possible while you take the picture. If you follow those instructions you should get good sharp pictures.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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