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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:06 am 
Hi, to all the expert.
How do you expert determine the setting of the camera in different environment? Do you have setting in mind already when you're in a fashion shows under artificial lghts? or other environment?
If I'm using manual mode and would want good shots, what will the setting be. Any informations to refer to on what setting you need in each different environment.
I know that some will just say experiment with a few setting to get the best but in this case where you're not aware there will be a fashion show and out pops the models and you have a hard time thinking wish setting to set. And when you manage to get the setting, the models are already at the backstage by then sipping coffee :lol: . Any reference like outdoor taking group pictures, what will be the camera setting ( rough reference ), sunset, sunrise, portrait etc....?
At least this is just ideal setting where you still need 1 or 2 adjustment to make it right. Well at least it's better than to have no ideas at all on the setting. :o
Sorry for the lengthy inputs :D

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:25 am 
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OK, I'll kick off and then hand over to the real experts! For a lot of shots you can let the camera do the work, either using one of the Basic zone automatic modes or P (Program) mode.

If you want to freeze fast motion in a situation where flash isn't appropriate you are better off selecting Tv (Time Value) and dialling in as short an exposure as the camera's metering system is happy with. The same procedure would also be useful if you are using a long telephoto, particularly if it doesn't have IS, and you want to reduce the effects of camera shake when not using a tripod.

For a number of other shots controlling Depth of Field might be paramount. For these use Av (Aperture Value) and set an aperture to give you the required DoF (shallow or wide). The DoF preview button on the camera can be useful here. For more on Depth of Field have a look at this tutorial. Hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:09 pm 
Hi Bob,
This really helps especially the tutorial :)

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