Choosing Basic Picture Settings
IN THIS CHAPTER
Picking an exposure mode
Changing the shutter-release (Drive) mode
Understanding the Image Quality setting (resolution and file type)
Choosing the image aspect ratio
Illuminating with flash
Every camera manufacturer strives to ensure that your initial encounter with the camera is a happy one. To that end, the default camera settings are designed to make it as easy as possible to take a decent picture the first time you press the shutter button. However, the default settings don’t produce optimal results in every situation. You may be able to shoot an acceptable portrait, for example, but adjusting a few options can greatly improve that picture.
So that you can start fine-tuning settings to your subject, this chapter introduces you to four basic options: exposure mode, Drive mode, Image Quality, and Aspect Ratio. Additionally, the last part of the chapter discusses how to add flash and modify flash results. These aren’t the most ...