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Learn how to optimize the Canon SD770 IS for portraits
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Canon SD770 IS: Set for Portrait Scene
In order to optimize the camera of a portrait, it’s pretty simple. Usually I actually don’t change the mode to anything. I like to keep on menu so usually I just take portrait like I would any picture and not change anything. Of course I will set my wide balance and my ISO and my flash accordingly. Usually I use a flash, the ISO depending if I’m outdoors I’ll set that to 80 if there’s enough light if it’s indoors it may need to be increased and my wide balance also set accordingly, day or light, cloudy, outdoor situation, tungsten or fluorescent indoor.
What you can do is press the function button, instead of using the manual mode goes ahead and uses the portrait mode. It will optimize the camera as the red navigation button a couple of times and so you get the portrait and it will optimize the camera to blow the background so use a very wide aperture in order to get that background as blurry as possible and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t work. The disadvantages are the fact that you don’t have control over your wide balance and you don’t have control over ISO and for this reason I usually don’t use this but again it’s completely okay to use it if you want.
Go ahead and press the left navigation button to move back to manual and I’ll show you what I do, set the manual, this is what I normally use so again I don’t need to change it so it’s really not a big deal. I do want to go down to change my white balance daylight if I’m outdoors and go ahead and press function or set to escape that menu.
Now, my ISO is currently to 400 if I were taking the picture indoors this would be great, I’d use the flash and 400 would still increase the amount of MB and light around the subject. So in this case we are outdoors so I’m going to ahead and change that, rest ISO and I’ll go down to 80 and press the set button or just give it a second to go away by itself.
Now, my flash is turned on, you don’t’ have to use the flash. I like to use the flash because it does kind a bring out the person a little more, put a little glow in their face so that’s a good idea but. If the person is too close when I’m taking the portrait then the flash maybe overpowering in which case there is no way. I’ve really reducing the power of the flash but you can do this is just put your index finger, or cover up maybe half the flash and that should reduce the braveness of the flash again if the person is sitting or standing closer to me in order for the flash not to over power the subject, I’ll do this and then take the picture just like I would any other.
Press the shutter button in halfway, very important again focus put your focus in square on the subject eyes that’s what’s you want to focus on. Press the shutter button in halfway and wait for the focusing square to turn green telling me that it is in focus. With the button pressed halfway, reposition the camera I want to recompose the image of the way I want it. Again if the subject is closed I’ll cover up half the flash and then just gently press the shutter button the rest of the way.
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