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cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
5 Sep 2012 - 1:13 PM


Quote: put camera on macro

Better to use aperture priority rather than leave the camera to make decisions.

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adrian_w
adrian_w e2 Member 73355 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 2:09 PM


Quote: put camera on macro

Better to use aperture priority rather than leave the camera to make decisions.

Or even go to full manual.
To be honest those program settings on canons are a bit of a joke. OK for absolute beginners who are just learning photography but once you begin to understand what you are doing go to Av Tv or Manual settings. The program settings make assumptions on what you want to photograph and how, then set the camera accordingly. Sometimes those assumptions are correct but quite often they're not. The results will be Ok but rarely as outstanding as they could be if you really understand the subject. (Goes for all the settings, not just macro).
The best advice is practice, practice & more practice, using different settings on the camera & different setups until you find out for yourself what works. Macro is not as easy to get right as many people think.

cheddar-caveman


Quote: But remember that if your exposure is longer, the subject may sway around and create movement too Grin Grin its a bit like catch 22 isnt it this macro work.

Phil

I did say "if your subject is stationary".

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