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Old Jan 6, 2012, 1:33 AM   #1
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Default wife has a new Canon S100, now to help her use it

hi everyone,

hope everyone is doing well this new year and santa has brought you tons of fun gifts

I bought the Canon S100 for my wife this christmas because of her in ability to carry around our DSLR all the time. she needed a pocket camera that takes good pictures in the house or outside. Now she has had some time to look it over, she has a bunch of questions which I honestly don't have the time to sit down and go over with her. I'm sure there will be a few I can't answer due to lack of knowledge or time to find the answer. I want something that will explain the features to her in "plain english". basically I want her to be confident when she flips it from Auto, to any other setting. Confident not only in her ability to choose the correct settings, but that she understands well how that setting will react in the environment she is shooting in.

thank you very much for your help, time for bed
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Old Jan 6, 2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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I bought the Canon S100 for my wife this christmas because of her in ability to carry around our DSLR all the time.
What a nice present! It sure beats a bottle of perfume.

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... I want something that will explain the features to her in "plain english". basically I want her to be confident when she flips it from Auto, to any other setting. Confident not only in her ability to choose the correct settings, but that she understands well how that setting will react in the environment she is shooting in.....
It seems like a simple question, but, what you are asking for is the
entire art and science of photography distilled down into a single
forum post

If she has some experience with the DSLR, she is already off to
a good start. There are a few books that deal with the basic aspects
of exposure (shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc...). There are also
several good books about photographic composition.

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson is a good
beginners guide. A lot of the book content is also covered
on the authors YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ppsop2009?feature=watch

The Photographers Eye by Michael Freeman is a good
guide to composition.

The S100 manual is probably the best place to start. She
should also get out and take lots of pictures. Whether by accident
or design, she will take some very nice ones. She will also
end up taking some bad ones. These are often more valuable
than the good ones. By studying the bad ones, she can try to
determine why she doesn't like them and try to find a better
way of taking the shot on the next attempt.

Good luck with the new camera.
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Old Jan 8, 2012, 2:43 AM   #3
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thanks for the book recomendation,exactly what i am looking for
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