- Jun 2, 2007
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I have a Digital C-740 Ultra Zoom Olympus Camedia, it has writing all over it, but I think that is the name. My bro got a new camera a few years back, bout the time I got my first Internet computer and he sold me his old camera...this one. The manual is almost half an inch thick, x 3x4. I got to the point in it that I can shoot a pic and never picked it up again. NOT a good idea..but I was so freaking tired of reading manuals at that time, that I didnt read it. I recommend reading the manual on your camera.nvthis said:Tc, thanks for your input on your outdoor techniques. I am very much looking forward to hearing more on 'the subject'.
Do you use a tripod? Or just wing it on the go? Also, when shooting outdoors in lower light conditions, do you use the manual settings? Or is the auto better? (I am almost inclined to think auto as the light changes so quickly that time of day I don't think I would want to spend all my picture taking time fooling with adjustments.. But IDK)
I use the Auto setting the most. I use the flash when it tells me too. I have tried using the flash when the arrow is not on, but...it sometimes does not work, and sometimes does. I need to read the manual.
I also have a card that goes in it that takes 160 pics about. Another that takes 50, so I stay with the 160. That way the 50 is the reserve card, just in case.
One day we were at a fish hatchery, I was watching the fish jump and jump. So, I thot to get a fish jumping pic....yeah right. I took maybe fifty pics..one after another and this is the best I could do. You can see in the second pic that three fish were jumping at once and still I could not get them good.
Moral to story, READ YOUR MANUAL, lol. If I had read the manual, I could have taken a short vid of the fish jumping.
IN EDIT, I use the hold your breath and shoot technique. Works real good. Take deep breath, and shoot the pic. I have sometimes put my camera on something and timer'd it, to take a group pic with me included..dif camera tho.