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Old Jan 5, 2009, 4:24 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. I got an Nikon Coolpix L18 digital camera for Christmas and I have a few questions.

1. When taking pictures outside during the day, under sunny skies, should I set the white Balance to daylight, or should I use one of the scene modes?

2. should I use flash or turn the flash off when shooting under sunny conditions?

3. what should the exposure compensation be set to?
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Old Jan 5, 2009, 5:16 PM   #2
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1. When taking pictures outside during the day, under sunny skies, should I set the white Balance to daylight, or should I use one of the scene modes?
First, the scene modes don't control the white balance, they control exposure.

Second, you can change the white balance to daylight or leave it at auto.

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2. should I use flash or turn the flash off when shooting under sunny conditions?
If the camera uses flash when shooting under sunny conditions, then the camera needs the extra light to properly expose the image. Flash can be usefulin different situations, some of which might not be immediately intuitive. If the sun is behind your subject, for instance, then the flash can illuminate that part of the subject that might be in shadow.

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3. what should the exposure compensation be set to?
The exposure compensation is entirely up to you. If you find that you continuously get underexposed or overexposed images in certain circumstances, you can adjust the expsoure compensation, but it is not typically something you set and forget.
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