|Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):|
I know I'm neglecting something important in the taking of good pics. Can anyone give me pointers on this?
All photo's, inside and outside?
I've got a Motorola V710 with camera and video. I love it but it takes some tinkering to get good photos (relatively speaking), especially indoor one's.
I find that taking the camera out of AUTO and manually selecting the lighting conditions helps immensely, especially indoor shots. The V710 has a horrible flash (it doesn't actually flash) so I compensate by selecting the lighting conditions in the picture setup menu from AUTO to DARK and skip INDOOR (Home) setting. If putting it DARK makes the picture too light, I then adjust the brightness setting. You can also adjust the contrast. Don't forget it has a zoom feature too. Also, don't forget, the camera might have a RESOLUTION setting.
I find sometimes that acceptable indoor color shots aren't to be. Your camera might have a COLOR - B/W - ANTIQUE - NEGATIVE feature. Try shooting the picture in black and white. I've done this and the pictures come out much better. Good luck fiddling around.
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