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Assistance in using the P for taking pictures How do you use the dials to determine a good picture.

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The settings depend on what you're trying to say with the picture. You probably wouldn't want the same settings for a portrait as you would for a landscape. Two photographers at the same place and time with identical cameras probably wouldn't use the same settings, as each photographer has his/her personal style.
In the Program mode the camera select the shutter speed and aperture it deems optimal. You can turn the command dial to adjust the exposure, increasing the shutter speed and opening up the aperture, or decreasing the shutter speed and closing down the aperture by turning it the other way. Either way, the exposure itself remains the same.
If you're taking a landscape picture, you'd probably want a small aperture to get the maximum depth of field. If you're taking a portrait, you'd probably want a large aperture to blur the background. If you're taking an action picture, you'd probably want a fast shutter speed to capture the action. Of course, those are just guidelines. Sometimes you want to blur the action, or throw some portion of the picture out of focus. It's up to you. You use the settings to take YOUR picture.

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Set the ISO to 400. Set the light balance to TUNGSTEN... that will make the colors accurate.
and then set the dial to P and turn your flash OFF.
then when taking photos, be sure to hold the camera VERY STILL. movements are magnified while zooming so be patient.
Also take alot of pictures ... it's better to take alot and then be able to pick the real good ones and toss out the lousy ones..
Also, be nice to those nearby by turning the MUTE to ON in the menu...this turns off the beeps and clicks... You can also turn off REVIEW... and keep the display closed. This will make taking pictures quicker because you're not waiting for the display to review each shot.

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