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Old Oct 2, 2010, 8:03 PM   #1
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Hello, I am going to try to do my daughters Senior photos this year with my FZ 28. Should I just use the auto portrait or is there a setting that would be better. I am not very good or knowledgeable about the camera. Most of the photos will be taken in the wood (rain forrest) and at the beach. Also how do I get a photo where the background is blurred.
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 8:48 PM   #2
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Leave it to the camera. Set the dial in P (auto programme) mode. If you are going to be in spots of mixed light and shade, use flash to fill in. Use spot focus for getting the subject sharp and the background blurred. All digicams perform poorly in low light conditions outdoors. Use forced flash even before it gets dark, and increase the flash intensity as the evening progresses. Try to make the most when there is sufficient daylight.
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Hello, Thank you for the reply. Is P the portrait mode? What about IA mode? I will be in spots of mixed light and shade as it will be in the rain forrest down by the river LOL. Is it better to shot on a cloudy day with a flash or sunny day with no flash? orry for so many questions, I just want to get these right as they are my only childs Senior portraits and I want to be able to say I did them myself....Thank you so much. KayC
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No, "P" stands for Programed Auto and it is one of the selections on the mode selector.
The Portrait Scene Mode is an icon of a female head. It is located right next to the "IA" (intelligent automatic mode). See photo attached.

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