Canon PowerShot G12: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jeff Carlson

By Jeff Carlson

Now that you have obtained the fantastic Canon PowerShot G12, you wish a publication that is going past a travel of the camera's positive factors to teach you precisely easy methods to use your digital camera to take nice photos. With Canon PowerShot G12: From Snapshots to nice photographs , you get the proper combination of images guideline and digital camera reference that might take your photographs to the following point! fantastically illustrated with huge, vivid pictures from the writer and the Flickr group, this publication teaches you the way to take keep watch over of your images to get the picture you will have each time you choose up the digicam. keep on with together with your pleasant and a professional advisor, Jeff Carlson, and you'll:

  • Learn the head ten belongings you want to know approximately capturing with the PowerShot G12
  • Use the camera's computerized modes to get well pictures straight away, after which take complete keep watch over over the feel and appear of your photos with the artistic modes
  • Master the photographic fundamentals of composition, concentration, intensity of box, and masses more
  • Learn all of the most sensible methods and methods for purchasing nice motion photographs, landscapes, and portraits
  • Find out the best way to get nice pictures in low light
  • Learn the fundamentals in the back of taking pictures HD video and begin making videos of your own
  • Fully seize all of the recommendations and methods as you cross, with assignments on the finish of each chapter

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Then perform the format function every time you have downloaded or saved your images or use a new card. Exploring your image formats I want you to become familiar with all of the camera features before using the RAW format, but take a little time to explore the format menu so you can see what options are available. Exploring the lens Spend a little time shooting with all of the different focal lengths, from the widest to the longest. See just how much of an angle you can cover with the widest setting.

F/5 21mm Smart Shutter Most of the Scene modes are easy to figure out from their names, but what’s so smart about Smart Shutter? It’s designed for getting good shots of people, especially when you’re shooting pictures of yourself in a group of people. Smart Shutter has three modes, accessible by pressing the Display button: • Smile: When you look at the camera and smile, a shot is taken—you don’t need to press the shutter release button at all. • Wink Self-Timer: As you frame your subjects, the G12 detects one person’s face.

As I mentioned in Chapter 1, JPEG is not actually an image format. It is a compression standard, and compression is where things go bad. When you have your camera set to JPEG—whether it is the large, medium, or small sizes—you are telling the camera to process the image and then throw away enough image data to make it shrink into a smaller space. In doing so, you give up subtle image details that you can never get back in post-processing. That is an awfully simplified statement, but still fairly accurate.

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