TUTORIAL: Seven Settings You Need to Know on Your Point-and-Shoot Camera

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Use your camera’s preset modes wisely. Sure, with a point-and-shoot camera, you won’t always have the ability to control things like ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. You can, however, and should use the modes on your camera for more control over your shots. The most common modes on point-and-shoots are: Sport, Night, Snow, Beach, and Party. The Sport setting features a faster shutter speed, allowing for you to better freeze motion in your shots. This setting is not only good for shooting your kids at soccer, but also for capturing your toddling toddler. Night and Party are both great for shooting in low lighting conditions or with indoor lighting. Beach and Snow are both great for shooting bright backgrounds.


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