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Old Sep 8, 2006, 1:07 AM   #1
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I posted earlier only to have no replies, so let me rephrase .*Wedding reception coming up. Will be indoors. I want to take pictures that may be printed from 4 by 6's to 16 by 20's.* Can i do that with the camera set to a picture size of 1600 or 2048 ?I ask because i recently took pictures at the size of 1280 and was told i couldnt print that large becaue it would be too pixelated.Sorry if this is a stupid question. I am trying to learn.Also, taking the pictures indoors at the reception, should i ues the party mode?ANy advise welcome.
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Old Sep 8, 2006, 2:24 AM   #2
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It depends on the quality of the image as much as the resolution. A really good 2mp image (1600x1200) can make a nice 8x10 print, a poor 3200x2400 (8mp) can make a poor 8x10 print. I've read of people getting good 20x30" prints from a 6mp image.

Here is one rough guide:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/techc...July_2004.html

And another:
http://photography.about.com/library.../aa030303b.htm

Good luck with the wedding shoot.

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Old Sep 8, 2006, 2:25 AM   #3
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Sorry, double post.
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Old Sep 8, 2006, 3:44 AM   #4
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John says it all really
just to add
choose the largest available pic size on the camera to begin with
and look for "Fine" as well, commonly thats thats a high resolution. You really want the best resolution you can get. Work out how many frames you can take from the manual, and make certain thats enough to cover the shoot. Invest in more cards if you have too.

You dont say what sort of camera it is, that might help

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Once more.. use the largest size available to you if you bought an eight MP camera use it all.....there is no advantage to using a smaller size.... Well extended zoom maybe, but that should not be a factor for wedding photos.
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Thank you all for your replies. I will set my camera to the highest setting. I forgot to tell you my camera. it is a FZ20. The highest setting on it is 2560. I guess i will go buy more memory cards for it so i dont run out of room.*My other question was should i set the camera to "party setting" for shooting inside* the Reception hall? Or would i be better off setting it to "P"
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Inside can be tough but not impossible ...I would practice some before the actual event.

Set on aperture prioritymode at F2.8 and its my guess you may need to raise the ISO to at least 200....that is why I would practice some under the lighting conditions you expect.

Do not be afraid to use the flash.

And use your feet to zoom.(move closer)
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Extra batteries for more flash.
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 12:12 AM   #9
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The reception is tomorrow. I will do my best.* Thanks for the suggestions.
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