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Close-up picture Hi! I purchased my camera to take up close-up pictures of handmade greeting cards. The cards are 4" x 5 1/2" with lots of little details. I'd like to show as much detail as possble. I'm not sure what the best setting are? I've tried using the flash, but the whole picture just glares out, the light bounces off of the card and makes a big glare in the center. Without the flash, the picture is too dark. Can you help me figure out the best setting to use? Or, what kind of lighting I should put the card in before I try to take the picture? I appreciate your help very much.

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Take photo under diffused light from sun inside the room or outdoor. Do not use flash. Try to use macro mode else adjust using manual focus(MF) mode. You will sure get a fantastic exposure.-G.Ganesh, Boisar

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

I'm not one to know EVERYTHING about cameras, but I do own a Canon Powershot S5IS & the best advice I can give you is.. to put it on 'auto' and since you'd like to show as much detail as possible.. try using the super macro. ( It's on the bottom left side of the camera) it really makes a BIG difference, you see EVERYTHING, point & shoot!

but you have to be close to it, because if not, it won't focus much
& the picture will be blurry.


hope I helped!

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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