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Learn how to optimize the Panasonic DMC-LX3 for a copy scene
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Let you optimize your camera for a copy scene, meaning taking picture of books or a photograph for documentation purposes, there are really just a couple of things you need to keep in mind.
One, because we are close to the subject, you want to use the micro mode, so very simply just move to your focusing switch down to the middle option. This will set your camera to micro; next thing you want to make sure that the ISL is set properly and if you like, you can even set the white balance in those setting the white balance for documentation purposes is irrelevant. Because I need to see is the text and the color of the text is really not that important.
So let us go ahead and press the quick menu button, hold that down for a second and then we will go through this options and making sure that they are all set up properly. Go to ISL if you are in a low light situation like a library an your camping text out of the book and your going to want to increase the ISL, if you can use the flash I will show you how to do that. But you have to be pretty careful, you might want to try it and see if they does not blow out the picture, because it may over expose the image and all the text and so you won’t be able to use it.
So if you can do with the flash, increase the ISL use your joy stick to go down, I choose 400. Move over to white balance, you too. I can move in to auto white balance again as I mentioned it is not relevant for this purposes. I will just go down to select halogen because I am assuming that is the lighten use in doors. That is pretty much it for the quick menu, I just press the button here to escape, and now what I want to do is press my shutter button half way here, focus on my target and I want to look at the shutter speed to make sure that it is fast enough so I can handle the shot.
In my case, I have plenty of light here. So 11000 thousand of second is just fine, I can usually hand hold that. But in your case if it is a low light situation such as a library, then your shutter speed will be much slower and if it is slower than 130 of a second you might want to either increase the ISL or as I mentioned try using the flash.
To use the flash, just go ahead and pop the flash and you do not want to use the basic flash, you want to decrease the power of the flash and then we are very close to the subject and you do not want the flash to over power the subject. So press the up navigation button. To access exposure compensation, press it again to get to blackening on the third time to get to your flash exposure value.
Then either you can press the right or left buttons to change the value of the flash. Or you can just use the quick menu joystick, to move it down to the left. I would recommend going with minus two because you are so close to the subject. You want the flash to illuminate the subject; the B has low power as possible. So we will just press menu to exit and now you are ready to take your picture.
Go ahead and press the shutter button half way, focus on your target. When you compose the image, and then press the shutter button the rest of the way. If you see that the flash over power the picture, just go ahead and push it down to close the flash and increase the ISL then try taking another picture.
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