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Confessions of a Compact Camera Shooter : Get Professional Quality Photos with Your Compact Camera

Confessions of a Compact Camera Shooter : Get Professional Quality Photos with Your Compact Camera - Rick Sammon I saw Rick speak this spring at a camera club lecture. He's very inspirational -- like a motivational speaker in addition to discussing photography. You can upsize an image without losing detail (to a point) with a plug-in called Genuine Fractals from onOnesoftware (www.ononesoftware.com)Rick Sammon's light controller and tote ~$100.Avoid lens flare when shooting in direct sunlight -- shade your lens with your hand or hat.Sunny day flash shots. To use the flash in your camera in bright light, take it off the auto mode and set it to the always fair mode. If there is not enough light for a proper exposure, you'll get a warning (a blinking light or flashing f/stop or shutter speed). If that happens, you'll need to boost your ISO, use a tripod, or activate the camera's flash. Manual mode is the mode to use when shooting through glass or other foreground objects that you don't want in focus. Rapid frame advance. When a subject is moving and when you plan to shoot an action sequence, choose the rapid frame advance mode.Use the self-timer for shooting at slow shutter speed -- even when your camera is on a tripod. (reduce camera shake)