New book helps you get better pictures with compact cameras
I’ve teamed up with fellow writers Jukka Kolari and Peter Forsgård to write a book explaining how to get the most from your Canon compact cameras. It was a great journey to really delve in to the depths of the features of these pocket-sized photo powerhouses. While it’s a common truth that many photographers using a DSLR often use the fully automatic modes, for the PowerShot and IXUS cameras it’s probably close to everyone using exclusively the automatic features.
In the book not only do we explain how to get the best from the camera in auto, there’s tips and advice on how to use a selection of the modes and features for even better pictures. The book will help you take better pictures with your compact cameras by demonstrating how choosing to use more than the zoom and shutter buttons will get better pictures.
PowerShot flash tip
This is a tip that helps me when I deliver flash lighting courses at camera clubs. Some of the members don’t have a DSLR but use a compact camera.
Many of the PowerShot cameras have a full manual mode that allows the flash power level to be set manually. Such cameras include many of the A-series, S-series and G-series models. If you set a manual flash power level then there is no pre-flash from these cameras, this then allows them to trigger studio flashes that have a slave sensor. You might get a few odd looks using a PowerShot S110 as your studio camera but it works just fine… 🙂
Better Images with Canon compact cameras is published by Habakuk Books (ISBN 978-952-6621-28-9) and already available in several languages.