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Old 09-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #91
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I have the newest Panasonic with a 20 zoom and I love it too.
Very nice arent they? I seen one today thats the same kind of camera with a 40 zoom, at target for 275.00 thats gonna be my next one when I get the money.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:41 PM   #92
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #93
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #94
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #95
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:59 PM   #96
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GORGEOUS!

i bought a book to help me out, it's called "understanding exposure". unfortunately, it's too big to d'l on the nook with 3G, so i'll have to take my nook to work tomorrow and d'l it on wi-fi.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:07 AM   #97
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Thanks!

I also bought the book and it's on my kindle. I also printed out the manual for the Canon. I found that I needed it to refer to. As I said before....I'm a slow learner!!! There are alot of "special effects" on this camera that I need to play with. Keep posting your pictures, I enjoy seeing them!
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:01 AM   #98
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i would like to post a couple of pictures i took at DD15's band competition this past saturday, but i don't know how. well, i know HOW, but i don't know where to put them to link them to here. what sites do y'all upload your photos to? i had an account on a site at one time, with several photos on it, but it's been a few years ago and i don't remember the name of the site...LOL.

the photos were taken in sports mode, since the band was moving, and they didn't turn out very well. i'm hoping someone can tell me what i did wrong. i know in a couple of them, the fault lies with the zoom.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:49 AM   #99
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i would like to post a couple of pictures i took at DD15's band competition this past saturday, but i don't know how. well, i know HOW, but i don't know where to put them to link them to here. what sites do y'all upload your photos to? i had an account on a site at one time, with several photos on it, but it's been a few years ago and i don't remember the name of the site...LOL.

the photos were taken in sports mode, since the band was moving, and they didn't turn out very well. i'm hoping someone can tell me what i did wrong. i know in a couple of them, the fault lies with the zoom.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:02 PM   #100
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I also use Photobucket to post. You just copy the IMG code[it's the last code] and paste it to your message. Good Luck!
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:37 PM   #101
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i would like to post a couple of pictures i took at DD15's band competition this past saturday, but i don't know how. well, i know HOW, but i don't know where to put them to link them to here. what sites do y'all upload your photos to? i had an account on a site at one time, with several photos on it, but it's been a few years ago and i don't remember the name of the site...LOL.

the photos were taken in sports mode, since the band was moving, and they didn't turn out very well. i'm hoping someone can tell me what i did wrong. i know in a couple of them, the fault lies with the zoom.
Photobucket works well.... but if you want feedback, I'd post them on flickr. Then it's also easy for us to see the exif data, which would help us give you constructive feedback.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:53 PM   #102
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okay, these are a few of the pics i took saturday at DD15's band competition. it was an overcast day, and the camera (Canon Powershot A1100IS) was set to sport mode. i later realized there was a landscape mode on the dial. my copy of "understanding exposure" isn't going to do me much good, because i can't manually set the exposure or shutter speed; at least, as far as i can tell. all i can set is the ISO.


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Old 10-01-2012, 07:29 PM   #103
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Marching band days were fun with the Sousaphone

You do have a P mode, so that's a start! (That is now my primary mode because i dont have an A or S) If the lighting cooperates, ISO 80 or 100 will give you the highest quality.
Start with the lowest ISO and go up in steps until the picture stops being blurry shooting the band. You are relying on the camera to adjust the aperature and shutter speed, but that's OK.
Make sure you are taking the highest pixel / and fine jpg quality.
I like to set AF to center or spot so the camera doesn't bother guessing and focusing on another kid...but that may or may not be ideal for band formations.
You could experiment with Vivid colors but it may not look right.
You could set your own white balance to cloudy or sunny, I'd probably leave it in auto at night.

I would also make sure to turn off digital zoom for pictures. it does nothing you can't do by cropping in your computer.
It does look like there may be more scenes available in a scene selection mode, but I don't think they are typical for band.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:34 PM   #104
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Marching band days were fun with the Sousaphone

You do have a P mode, so that's a start! (That is now my primary mode because i dont have an A or S) If the lighting cooperates, ISO 80 or 100 will give you the highest quality.
Start with the lowest ISO and go up in steps until the picture stops being blurry shooting the band. You are relying on the camera to adjust the aperature and shutter speed, but that's OK.
Make sure you are taking the highest pixel / and fine jpg quality.
I like to set AF to center or spot so the camera doesn't bother guessing and focusing on another kid...but that may or may not be ideal for band formations.
You could experiment with Vivid colors but it may not look right.
You could set your own white balance to cloudy or sunny, I'd probably leave it in auto at night.

I would also make sure to turn off digital zoom for pictures. it does nothing you can't do by cropping in your computer.
It does look like there may be more scenes available in a scene selection mode, but I don't think they are typical for band.
thank you! how do i do these things? i am a TRUE camera dummy...lol.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:50 PM   #105
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okay, these are a few of the pics i took saturday at DD15's band competition. it was an overcast day, and the camera (Canon Powershot A1100IS) was set to sport mode. i later realized there was a landscape mode on the dial. my copy of "understanding exposure" isn't going to do me much good, because i can't manually set the exposure or shutter speed; at least, as far as i can tell. all i can set is the ISO.


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IMG_0331 by iluvamystery89, on Flickr


IMG_0334 by iluvamystery89, on Flickr


IMG_0339 by iluvamystery89, on Flickr
Landscape mode would have been much worse. Not sure if you could have done any better with the limitations of your camera, but some thoughts:

Doesn't look like you were set for maximum photo quality. It's a 12 mp camera, but doesn't look like you were using all 12. If you used the maximum quality, you could crop and zoom pretty effectively. (Lack of zoom was not your issue).

The last shot is the best. The focus in the others is pretty poor. But the last picture is very sharp, at least in a small size.
It's possible you could have done a better job of picking a focal point, and making sure your focus was locked. But I don't think this was your issue.
Fact is, that camera isn't going to have a super fast focus.
To freeze "sports" or similar action, you need a very fast shutter speed. Think, 1/1000 of a second. Most of your shots were much slower -- 1/160. The last shot was 1/200 -- which might be why it was a bit sharper than the other shots.
Faster shutter speed requires a larger aperture, but your aperture was already maxed out for your camera. If you increased the ISO to around 400 or 800, you may have gotten the necessary sensitivity to shoot with faster shutter speed -- and then crisper sharper pics.

(Landscape mode would have done a slower shutter speed and smaller aperture, your pics would be just blurs).
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