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Learn how to optimize the Canon A610/A620 for people-in-landscapes pictures
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There are couple ways of setting up your camera for a type of shot where you have people in a landscape or when you want to have everything in focus the subject, your person. As well as the landscape behind the person, so one way is just using the program mode and this is great if you have the person is—lets say more than about ten or 12 feet away about three meters away from the camera. Your not going to be able to use the flash because its not going to do anything to light up your subject is too far away and its really not going to do anything for the background.
So lets turn the camera on. So in this mode the first thing you want to do is turn the flash off, press the up navigation button to choose the no flash icon. Next lets walkthrough the function menu to see how that is setup I will just press the function button here and at the top you see ISO minus is set to 50. This is great when you're taking a picture outdoors and there's plenty of light. If it’s a night picture then that’s a whole another setting, but for regular daylight pictures we’re you're taking a picture of a person in the landscape 50 is fine, your white balance should be set to daylight or cloudy depending on the condition and that’s about it your drive mode is set to single shot, that’s fine. Effect is turned off. Flash compensation again we’re assuming the subject is farther away. So flash compensation is not relevant we’re not using the flash and metering should be set to evaluative because we do want the camera to look at everything in order to judge the right amount of light.
Press the function button to exit the function menu and that’s pretty much it for this mode don’t forget to press the shutter button halfway first this is very important focus on the person, pressing the shutter button halfway first and then recompose to include the landscape and the person and the picture and then press the shutter button the rest of the way.
Now if the person is a little bit closer and your really just taking a picture of their—like a portrait if you will. Like a mid shot maybe you waste to head and you want to include some of the background in the shot. What you want to do is set your camera to aperture value or aperture priority and what this will do is allow you to get the most of the picture in focus is much of the picture in focus.
So with this available lets choose an F stop of 8.0 as you see here at the bottom my aperture is highlighted and it has the two green arrows which indicates I can adjust it by using the left and right navigation buttons. And if I choose a smaller number I'm not going to get as much of the picture in focus which is not good. I want to go with biggest number I can have giving the amount of lights. Sometimes if there is a whole lot of light then you wont be able to maintain an aperture of 8.0 because that’s too small. But if you can 8.0 or even if you can do even more than that if you're zoomed in then go for it.
So again same thing press the shutter button halfway focusing on the person and then recompose and take the picture and because we previously set the aperture value to 8.0 everything will be in focus. The background and the person, as you can see in my case my shutter speed is one over 25 and that’s not fast enough for me to handhold the camera which is I have this blinking right camera indicating that I'm in danger.
But if your outdoors and it’s a broad daylights situation, you should have no problem at all, so good luck.