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Canon® PowerShot® Digital Field Guide by Michael Guncheon

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Chapter 6. Capturing Great Images

In This Chapter

  • Abstract photography

  • Action and sports photography

  • Animal and wildlife photography

  • Architectural photography

  • Child photography

  • Fireworks photography

  • Flower photography

  • Landscape and nature photography

  • Macro photography

  • Motion photography

  • Night photography

  • Panoramic photography

  • People photography

  • Pet photography

  • Product and auction photography

  • Street photography

  • Sunset and sunrise photography

  • Travel photography

  • Winter photography

You can master all your PowerShot's settings; you can grasp the fundamentals of composition. Now it is time to put both into practice in specific situations. This chapter provides a host of photographic challenges, with sample pictures and tips to get you started.

If there is one theme that runs through this chapter it is practice. Practice doesn't have to be a chore; it just means you should take lots of pictures. The pictures in this chapter didn't happen overnight; they came from my years of carrying a camera and viewing the world around me through a frame.

Note

This chapter provides tips that can be used with the entire PowerShot series. If you have a PowerShot that offers you greater manual control of shutter speed or aperture, experiment with them rather than using Scene modes.

Abstract Photography

Abstract painters drive their viewers' emotions by showing them a different viewpoint of the world around them. A PowerShot camera offers you some of the same tools to create abstract images. You know you have succeeded when your ...

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