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Basic Cam Guide by Naiara-photobook Basic Cam Guide by Naiara-photobook
HUGE HUGE HUGE FILE.

It's a very Basic and simple little Guide.

Basicly helps you figure out your settings,
that will enable you to make pretty photo's with small compact cams.

I did my best not to use and strange pro photographer words. That could confuse you.
But i guess cameras and their settings will always confuse you when your new to it.


hope it will help people :"D
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:iconquiet0ne:
quiet0ne Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Thank you! I was convinced my camera was simply refusing to take nice shots of my doll. I finally got my first nice shots of him, thanks to this quick tutorial! Very helpful!
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parisbvamp Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I will try this when I get home. Thanks a bunch.
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the second to the last pictures. Very nicely written.
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lilhevn Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a huge help
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suicidollxp Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks to you i was able to set my camera right and make awesome portrait of my dollies >.<
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SharkYra Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I like your cam tutorial it's short, but it covers all the important stuff :D
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Naiara-photobook Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
thank you,
i hope people read it before they start asking questions about one of these things.
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SharkYra Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
I hope it, too, since it's really worth reading ^^.
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milkmallow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to say that this is one hell of a guide, and it will definitely be useful for when I get a cam with good stuff like aperture and shutter speed. ^^
Thank you so much. :aww:
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Naiara-photobook Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
you can see if there is new software for your cam where you can set these things XB let me check
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milkmallow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, really? Will look into it.
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MeTem Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I unfortunately still have to search for more information on my camera, Mines a Fujifilm FinePix S1000FD. :/ I am still trying to figure out the best settings, Three days later.><'
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Naiara-photobook Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
well this manual should apply on it >__>
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MeTem Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
xD Buttons are in many different places, And some features shown on yours are different. XD; *points at rather bulky camera.* XD
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Naiara-photobook Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
yes, but with the cam manual you should be able to locate these settings and use them in roughly the same manner.

Knowing that these settings are on you cam.. is a huge step.
Finding them is a matter of..pushing buttons XB

I used to have a Fuji s5600 so i know exactly the menu display you have ;'D
And shutterspeed is set on m in the same way and apature by pushing the -/+ button + pushing the arrows up and down.
Unless they added another button to lower or up a setting ^__^"

Is should be under the button with the rater large F ... or it was wb..or it is both,
i think wb was under the menu button.

*cracks her brains...*

A friend of mine has a new Fuji finepix S series, so i might ask her to take it to school this week so i can make another tutorial..
and one of a DSLR as well.
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MeTem Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
>_< That'd be so helpful! ><!@
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lifeyouvebroken Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
I've got a Canon SD850, and even though I don't think it has aperature and shutter speed settings (drat!) this definitely helped me out a lot with white balance, ISO and how to use my macro. Thanks! ^^
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Naiara-photobook Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Jup.. no shutterspeed or aperature. But ISO,WB and macro work XB
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lifeyouvebroken Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Yeah, they definitely helped and I didn't know how to use them before. ^^ I was practicing with one of those little wooden models you use to help with drawing since I don't have a doll yet. xD
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applejack Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
This helps me so much! I've had a Canon A620 for a couple months now and still haven't figured it out yet! Thanks~!
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Kereneko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Thanks so much for the Tutorial! I got a Canon A590 for Christmas and I love it. As soon as I get some rechargeable batteries.. Im gonna try out some of the settings you mentioned! ^^
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TheDark-Prince Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My dsc-w150 doesn't have the option of manually change the shutterspeed or at least i can't find it.. :P :( :( :( :( :( .. (huge letdown...).. does any firmware update may include this option :P? any other way to change my shutterspeed by using the pre-set modes (i assume some of them change the shutterspeed :P..)

Am i asking too much from my little cam :P?
Great tut ! :D
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Naiara-photobook Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
well some camera's do some don't.
It might be a software update will help..
but im afraid it wont change much to what you can set and not.

But you can always try.

I will make a what to check when buying a basic camera guide next time XB
So peeps know what to look for when buying a new one.
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TheDark-Prince Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the funny thing is that i was looking for a lot of time for the best camera that suits me.. but i thought it had those settings xD.. damn!.. it's my first camera buy anyway, i will be more careful next time :P..
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Naiara-photobook Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
lol..
well jsut re-read you manual.. maybe you will find something.

Guess i will make a what to look for when buying a compact guide... just not sure how im gonna do that..yet.
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TheDark-Prince Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe xD ok, thx for the reply anyway
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Revilis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Thanks! Your high shutter speed picture is pretty!
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PhotoLust Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
This tutorial has been collected in =PhotoLust's favourites gallery (home of loads of brilliant tutorials) and has also been featured in January's journal. Thanks for making such a great resource!
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bodang Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
This is soo helpful! Thankyou for sharing!
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fourdaysofdeath Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
8D Thank you for putting this guide here~ ^^ :heart: It helps a lot.
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DeathButterfly Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Same camera as me. ;o
I'm glad you put the iso thing there, now I know why the manual setting was taking grainy pictures. xP
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nallNecolle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
it helps a LOT!!
though now i'm wondering... my sony cybershot does have the +/- setting, but... i always thought it was just meant to make photos darker/lighter XD;;; now i wonder it it's apperture/shutter speed o.o; i never noticed these differences you mentioned in my photos o.o; (or maybe i'm a super newbie >.>;;;;; *gets kicked*)

anyway, thanks for the guide \o/
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Naiara-photobook Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
+/- normaly is used to make your cam monitor lighter or darker..
>_< dont change that setting.. because the picture will be darker or lighter when you put it on you computer.

It is only when you have it on M setting and can set A+ SS [lol making it shorts now] that you can use it to switch between the two.

But now you know what it means you might be able to find it on your cam [lol you know sorta where to look now]
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nallNecolle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
I searched and searched, and I think my camera doesn't have the option to change apperture/shutter speed manually XD;;;
From what I could guess, it changes depending on the photo, automatically.
Oh well XD
But thanks anyway! It helped me to understand better my cam! XD
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Naiara-photobook Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
yeah most newer camera's have them auto now o---o.

Kinda confuses me..you see i now have the a590 and the newer version doesnt have it eather..while it's about twice the price this one is.
I looked at all the stats and.. the only differenc on the cams i found was the sensor which was 0,42 insteas of 0,4 and 9.0 MPixels instead of 8 .. [and if your not gonna print wall size this doesn't really matter]

I guess the companies decided it was all useless fancy stuff that random grand parents won't use anyway D::::"
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nallNecolle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
That REALLY doesn't make any sense!
If it's a newer version, they shouldn't take out these kind of configs D=

Indeed, they must think it's way too confusing for the poor grandparents D=
(that, or they really want us to go for the $professional$ stuff only =P)
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Naiara-photobook Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
lol :"D i guess so.
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