Hello -- please help me figure out how to take a group photograph with my FinePix S7000 and have everyone in focus. I have zero technical ability -- but have a great eye for photograpy.
I have a shoot for 10 am Saturday and need help tonight. Hopefully you'll get this and then back with me ASAP
thank you sincerely,
IMHO ---- A lot depends on the lighting available for shot, outdoor and bright is best. Use AP setting (dial on top), Aperture Priority, and set desired F number (using thumb wheel, top right edge) as high an F as you dare, taking speed used into account, by watching it change in viewfinder (do not want a shaky slow speed!). The depth of field, hopefully with higher F, will be deep enough to catch back and front rows, in focus. A half press on shutter should trigger auto focus and give chance to preview in viewfinder. Good luck hope the weather behaves. Less light = less flexibility.....
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1)teh batteries are not the right typ use or alkaline or only NIMH 2) if shooting a cold area, keep the batteries warm by placing them in a inner pocket, until you ready to use them 3) battery terminal are diry, wipe them very well, with cloth and ethylic alcohol to 70% 4)the batteries have not been used for over a year. God bless you
Okay I hope you have found a fix for your problem but if not what I suspect has happened is the Focus mode Selector has been shifted to a manual mode. Page 21 of your manual here is a screen shot of the selector switch
2 things - you could do 1 or both, depending on the photographic situation: 1) If you can choose manual focusing, select manual focussing & prefocus on subject. This eliminates the need to refocus. I do this lots with the S9500 model. 2) If you can shoot in manual mode, use auto exposure to see what shutter speed & aperture the camera selects when the camera is pointed at the ground (or other suitably lit spot). Change to manual exposure & set the aperture & shutter speed indicated by the camera in AUTO mode.
Once you do either or both of these you will get instantaneous shutter release.
Practise on unimportant subjects first and see how you go.