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    New Camera Anatomy: 12 key camera settings to get you started right

    | Photography for Beginners | 26/12/2012 01:00am
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    9. Drive Mode: Single

     

    Digital camera tips: how to use Drive modes

    When your camera’s drive mode is set to Single or Single Frame it will only take one shot when you press the shutter release down. To take a second shot you have to lift your finger off the shutter button and then press again.

    This is ideal for most shooting situations. The alternative is Continuous Shooting and in this mode the camera continues to take photographs for as long as you have your finger on the remote release button.

    It is often used in conjunction with continuous AF mode to photograph moving subjects.

    10. Image stabilisation: On

     

    How to set up your camera to shoot moving targets: Image Stabilisation

    If your camera or lens has a stabilisation feature you should turn it on because it will help you to get sharper shots by compensating for the slight shaking that occurs when you hold it to take a shot.

    It should be turned off if you put the camera on a tripod to hold it rock-steady.

    PAGE 1: Best settings for your new camera – format the card
    PAGE 2: Best settings for your new camera – image quality
    PAGE 3: Best settings for your new camera – image size and exposure mode
    PAGE 4: Best settings for your new camera – sensitivity, white balance and metering
    PAGE 5: Best settings for your new camera – focus mode
    PAGE 6: Best settings for your new camera – drive mode and image stabilisation
    PAGE 7: Best settings for your new camera – Picture Style/Control and colourspace

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    Posted on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 1:00 am under Photography for Beginners.

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