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Old Mar 29, 2011, 1:44 PM   #241
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Try the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50's macro setting for shots such as the praying mantis or flower shots. It worked well for me when I had the Sony.

The manual mode is well worth trying out. I'd recommend using aperture priority first (you set the aperture, and the camera sets an appropriate shutter speed).

This will give you a feel for the effects of depth of field. Used correctly this can really make an impact on your photography.

Then explore shutter priority (you set the shutter speed and the camera selects an appropriate aperture).
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 4:38 PM   #242
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Fantastic! Thank you so much!

I went outside and played with the Macro/Aperture settings, (which I knew NOTHING about until now), and I am happy with what I have learned so far!

Here are a few from today:

Condensation on a glass- inside, hand held, available light only

same as above

Outside, hand held


I am still trying to figure out sizing for posting- maybe I will try to post these at larger sizes.
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 5:13 PM   #243
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I posted some pictures, but I guess I have to wait for the post to be approved.
Thank you for the suggestions- I didn't know anything about Aperture, or changing/using Macro settings etc. Hopefully the pictures will be up soon. They are beginner at best, but I will keep changing up the settings and try to improve

I would be happy to be a good photographer one day, but truly hope to be a great one
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 5:58 PM   #244
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Just look up the Macro features in the user manual, page 18. There is a pretty good explanation.

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