Shooting tips, Focusing, Camera shake – Olympus FE-3000 User Manual

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Shooting tips

When you are unsure of how to take a picture
that you envision, refer to the information below.


“Focusing on the subject”

Taking a picture of a subject not in the center
of the screen

After focusing on an object at the same distance
as the subject, compose the shot, and take the

Pressing the shutter button halfway (p. 14)

Taking a picture of subjects where autofocus
is diffi cult

In the following cases, after focusing on an object
(by pressing the shutter button halfway down) with
high contrast at the same distance as the subject,
compose the shot, and take the picture.

Subjects with low contrast

When extremely bright objects

appear in the center of the


Object with no vertical lines



It is also effective to compose the shot by holding the

camera vertically to focus, and then returning to the
horizontal position to take the picture.

When objects are at different


Fast-moving object

The subject is not in the center

of the frame

Camera shake

“Taking pictures without camera shake”

Taking pictures using

h mode (p. 18).


j (SPORT) in s mode (p. 17)


j (SPORT) mode uses a fast shutter speed

and can reduce the blur incurred by a moving

Taking pictures at a high ISO sensitivity.

If a high ISO sensitivity is selected, pictures can
be taken at a high shutter speed even at locations
where a fl ash cannot be used.

[ISO] (p. 25)

Exposure (brightness)

“Taking pictures with the right

Taking pictures using [FACE DETECT] (p. 26)

Appropriate exposure is obtained for a face
against backlight, and the face is brightened.

Taking pictures using [FILL IN] (p. 19) fl ash

A subject against backlight is brightened.

Taking pictures using exposure compensation
(p. 20)

Adjust the brightness while viewing the screen
for taking the picture. Normally, taking pictures of
white subjects (such as snow) results in images
that are darker than the actual subject. Use the
F button to adjust in the positive (+) direction
to express whites as they appear. When taking
pictures of black subjects, on the other hand, it is
effective to adjust in the negative (-) direction.

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