I am starting to really like my Nikon CoolPix S6100, although I’m still very much in the learning phase. For Camera Lesson #1 (read the manual), I felt lost and discouraged. But, I kept reading… and for Camera Lesson #2 (read the manual AGAIN) I started to learn some pretty cool stuff.
My camera does have an auto, of course, but it also has a scene selection. So I can choose from a list of scenes and the camera will auto set from there.
Scenes I can choose from
(there are a few different scenes for this)
(those last few make me laugh… very specific )
What I learned after taking a few pics on these different scenes is; sports scene is great for capturing busy toddlers, close up is not just for small objects, and my kids are not ever still enough for the portrait scene!
Here’s a picture I took using close up scene. I love it!!!
What did you learn from reading the manual?
an now for
Camera Lesson #3 ~ the flash
I stopped using a flash pretty soon after I started this blog. It was easy to tell that good lighting was the way to go for good pics. The problem is… not all of the activities I want to share with you are in good lighting! I can’t very well ask Big M to move his AWESOME block structure to a location more suitable for photographing! So I guess I’ll need to learn some tricks for how to use a flash on a point and click camera.
Here are two articles I read. I plan to use the notes I’ve taken and do a little flash experimenting.
Do you have any tips or articles to share?