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Change your camera's settings for better photos
November 19, 2008

Dear Stay Focussed reader!

Welcome to the newsletter.

Special project . . .

Before I get to this month's tips . . . I had a thought the other day this newsletter goes out to people living all around the world, in 54 countries at last count!

With the New Year approaching I thought it would be interesting to gather photos of New Year around the world.

My thoughts were to ask readers to submit a photo taken on New Year's Day, 2009. I'll upload them onto the site and we can see a snapshot of the world, all on the same day!

I was thinking more along the human side, but the natural world might be interesting too.

Anyway thoughts, comments all welcome. Let me know what you think.

Photo Tips
Investigate your camera settings

Recently I was visiting the in-laws and was asked if I could do something with their compact camera to improve their photos.

digital camera menu You see, they had printed some photos out (at a high street developers), and felt they looked a bit flat.

I asked if they had edited the photos first and they hadn't. Which made me think . . . I reckon there are lots of photographers out there printing direct from memory cards.

They take the card out of the camera, go down to their local developers and put it in the slot to order their prints.

Nothing wrong with that, but if you do, it might be worth adjusting your camera settings.

The image above is representative of most camera menus. Look for a setting that says 'vivid' or 'saturate' increase this and it will boost the colours in your final print.

Whilst there, look for any 'sharpening' settings. Again, increase them a bit. This will improve the sharpness of your final print.

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