Learn how to optimize the Canon A610/A620 for a sunset scene
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To set up your camera for a sunset mode, what I would recommend doing first is changing the mode dial to the program mode.
This will give you the amount of flexibility you’ll need and in the function menu, the function menu—press the function button there to access the function menu and you’ll see that my ISO is set to 50 and this is what I would recommend for sunset in order to capture very smooth color in the sky. If yours is not set to 50, just use the left or right navigation buttons to change that. I’ll show you and pressing the right navigation buttons and then scrolling to the right. We’re in back at 50 and go down to the white balance. Currently my white balance as you can see is set to custom. What I’m going to do is press the right navigation button to get to daylight and here, because I’m not using daylight, you can see that the color is not the way I would want it but outdoor, this is going to get you nice natural colors from the sky.
So those are two most important things other than that, lets exit the function menu by pressing the function button once again. Lastly, what you would also want to do is turn the flash off so it does not fire and we’re going to do that by pressing the up navigation or the flash button. Press that up, so that’s auto flash. Press it again, that’s forcing the flash. Press it the third time and that is no flash. So, at this point that the camera is set up, just find for a good sunset and like with every picture, press the shutter button halfway first in order to lock focus on your subject with the sunset, it’s the horizon. Press the button halfway. You can see the focusing square turned green which indicates that the camera has found a focus point.
Once this is true, I can maintain the button pressed halfway and move it around as I wish to compose the picture where I want to and then when I’m ready to photograph, I just press the shutter button the rest of the way and take the picture.