Tips for using the advanced features of a Canon G5?
December 26, 2003 4:11 PM   Subscribe

Santa brought me a Canon Powershot G5 yesterday. I've forgotten more than I remember about the control one has outside the 'auto' mode. This AskMe query had some great links on picking cameras and they all have forums with questions/answers but I'm looking for something more structured. Does anyone have links to great tips for using the camera's various features? Any book recommendations?
posted by birdherder to Technology (5 answers total)
I've not read this, but you might want to check it out.
posted by dobbs at 4:23 PM on December 26, 2003

I'd recommend looking at your local colleges' continuing ed departments and see if you can take a beginning photography course. The one I took at Georgia State a few years ago really helped me learn the ins and outs of my SLR....and the class critiques were great.
posted by Vidiot at 4:24 PM on December 26, 2003

1. has (I think) a review of this camera -- if not, I am sure it has a review of the G4, which should have similar controls.

2. A decent intro to photography book will serve you well. I have "the amateur photographer's handbook," which predates automatic exposure settings, much less digital cameras, but gives you a good grounding in optics, technique, etc.

3. Experiment--that's what digicams excel at.
posted by adamrice at 4:57 PM on December 26, 2003

Thanks for the tips. I saw that book on amazon dobbs, but was put off by the 'available in 3-5 weeks' part. I might pick it up from the author's site directly.

I hope to find time to take another photography class soon. I just need to figure out where I'm going to be living in 2004.
posted by birdherder at 6:08 AM on December 27, 2003

As adamrice said definitely visit DpReview site and don't forget its link sections as it contains links to very good digital camera sites.

As for learning, I would recommend you against paying classes before having looked around the web for quite a while. In my experiences, some of the so called photography classes aren't but another interpretation of the very same info you can find on the net for free.
posted by elpapacito at 3:30 PM on December 27, 2003

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