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Old 05-23-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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My attempts at a Sage photo. They did not turn out that well. Anything I could do better? There were bugs on the twigs I was trying to photograph. I was wishing I had a stool to step on to get me higher up. Should I have used a flash outside? Normally I would have deleted all of these. I did delete one that was even worse than these four.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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2-4 are great. Do you want to isolate the subject from the background? As in Photo attempts-p1260158.jpg
For that,
  • set your dial to "A" (aperture priority) and
  • choose the lowest number
  • use the smallest focus box and place it on your subject
Test. If subject is small try macro. Try flash with DIY ringflash. Keep testing til you get what you want!
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:17 PM   #3
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testing for photo
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:21 PM   #4
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testing again
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:29 PM   #5
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:55 PM   #6
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You did it. Congratulations ttonkajo.

Sage, you tell flattering fibs. What I want is for more of my photos to turn out close to what yours look like. Those photos of mine are very bad. I enlarged them and they are horrible. I didn't know I could use a flash outside. I crushed my ringflash and need to make another one. The a isn't anywhere on my camera but maybe I'm missing it. I can have somebody else take a look for that and tell me if I'm not seeing it.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:02 PM   #7
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What's the model # of your supershot?
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:08 PM   #8
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I have the Canon PowerShot S2 IS. Mine is the one that is only 5.0 mega pixels. There are other S2's that are different and that have more mega pixels. They were more money. Mine is the basic S2 IS.

I have an auto setting on my dial. If I rotate the dial up one notch by taking my thumb and turning it counter clockwise that gets me into the P setting where I need to be to hit the flower button macro that I know is on the left hand side of the lens.
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Is the model number the serial number of the camera? I can't read that. It is there on the camera somewhere. Can I wait until my husband comes home and have him tell me what it is?
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:56 PM   #10
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I have problems getting things to focus in the lower lighting in the woods. I need to learn how to manually focus mine! I liked the photo you did with the horizontal branches included.
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