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      05-11-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
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Need expert tip on photography

Hi, I recently got my Canon G9.. And I'm learning how to use the manual mode..
So what should I do to get the best result?Set lower ISO?Raise the aperture?

Any help?
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      05-11-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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What is your desired result? Meaning -- an 'exact' replica of what your eye sees, or do you want it stylized, handheld without flash, etc... I'd say the first thing is to change the WB and pick a different beer.
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if your speaking about that image. thats a tough shot because all you are using is the shitty fridge light. not much can help this w/o post processing.

higher the ISO the grainier it will be but allows you to take pics when its darker out w/o much light but chrispness deff suffers. ISO in pic above looks about 800?

best idea is take teh same picture will all different settings
ISO/aperture/exposure time.

long exposure times require tripod or camera on non moving surface.

do a lot of reading and test shooting
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thx for all the comments! I used ISO 1600 on above to reduce blurriness, since I didn't use tripod on that one..
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Minimum ISO, max quality JPG (or RAW if you know how to mess with it). Put the camera in "P" or "A" mode and set the aperture to f/8 - f/11. These will force you to either stabilize the camera on a tripod (resting it on a handy chair or box will work as well) or else to use the flash.

The problem with the flash for such close and reflective subjects is that you'll get all sorts of glary bright reflections off the surfaces that will likely ruin the shot. While the tripod (or box or chair) technique is probably best for this subject you can use the camera's flash if you diffuse it. Take a piece of cloudy plastic (cut from a milk jug for instance) and place it a little ways in front of the camera's flash and the worst of the specular reflections should be suppressed.

All I can think of for now.
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Wow that picture came out very clear though. Definitely a great camera.
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dude
I just noticed that we have the same camera
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I like to set my ISO rating to the lowest rating for the condition. If it's a sunny day, I usually use 100 or less. For dimmer conditions, or for sports photography, I'll use 200 or more.

I have a Canon Powershot G6. It has an amazing low ISO rating of 50 which is amazing. Low ISO means photos will be less grainy for these point and shoot cameras. I also set my apeture to a large f2.0 to compensate for the low ISO. Also, the lense for the camera is amazing for the G6 - photo quality are comparable to Canon Rebels SLRs.

I don't know why people buy the G9. Image quality isn't amazing, so-so lenses, poor battery life, it's just the same camera as the Canon A650 IS except you get the control the shutter speed and apeture. G9 as for all the Canon G series makes a good back up camera for your SLR. but don't rely it as your only camera.
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