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7/8/07 at 6:09pm
Okay, here are my questions. I have a Canon Powershot S3 IS which I think is a pretty good camera. I always use it in auto or sports mode. My place is often dark and photos without the flash come out too dark.
I have the auto changed to ISO High. The camera goes up to ISO 800 on manual.
Will changing the aperature help in this situation? I should have bought a camera with less going on if I am only going to use it in auto but I thought I could learn
AE-1 is a great film camera. It is considered one of the modern SLRs.
You will not be able to adjust ISO because the film itself dictates the ISO. It will take more practice with film camera to find the correct ISO and exposure (shutter speed) combination to achieve a correctly exposed picture. Let's say that you have a film rated at ISO 400 (usually used for indoors) and you use 1/1000 sec shutter speed in indoors/low light situation, the picture will most likely turn out black. So it is tricky and expensive to practice on a film camera.
Yeap, I just tried it on my camera, aperture f/3.5, shutter speed 1/1000 sec, ISO 400, in a dimly lit room, the picture is black. Then, I change the shutter speed to 1/100 sec, then it is ok but still dark. It will just have to take some practice to get the right setting.
Flash. You can try to use a diffuser. This will work great and you can even point it directly in their face and looks like the light is from all over the place rather than spot on.
Hope this helps.
I have a Canon Powershot A85.
I normally use Auto, without flash preferably, and if I use the flash I try to block some of it with my finger.
It takes about 3 seconds for the actual picture to happen from the time I press the button - I miss SO many shots it makes me crazy.
Now that I have a Bengal, I'd like to be able to capture more "action" shots. Heck, she moves like lightening!
I'd also like to be able to take better close-ups - I love those crisp shots that so many here can take!
Can you give me any specific advise based upon my particular camera? It has too many settings, and I have never been much of a photog - point and shoot is the extent of my training, but with practice I have improved my composition at the very least.
Thanks for sharing your expertise with us!