IN THIS CHAPTER
Shooting your first pictures in Scene Intelligent Auto mode
Trying Live View photography
Getting creative by using Image Zone modes
Gaining more control with Creative Auto mode
Your camera is loaded with features for the advanced photographer, enabling you to exert precise control over exposure, focusing, and much more. But you don’t have to wait until you understand all those options to take great pictures because your camera also offers exposure modes that provide point-and-shoot simplicity. This chapter shows you how to get the best results in those modes, including Scene Intelligent Auto, Flash Off, the six Image Zone (scene) modes, and Creative Auto.
For the simplest camera operation, set the camera to Auto mode, as shown in Figure 3-1. Or, if you’re shooting in an environment that doesn’t permit flash, choose Flash Off, represented by the symbol labeled in the figure. This mode works the same as Auto but, as its name promises, prevents the flash from firing.