If you are going somewhere with amazing sea life, splash out on a waterproof case so you can capture the magic down as far as 40 metres beneath the waves. On selected Canon digital compact cameras there is also a special underwater scene mode to make the colours look natural.
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If your camera features special scene modes there are several that are useful such as Beach, Sunset, Low Light and Foliage. Simply select the right one and your camera takes over. Alternatively if you own a newer model with Smart Auto Mode you can let it determine the most appropriate settings for the picture. Check the manual to discover which features your camera has and how to use them.
Smart Flash Exposure is available on certain cameras and adjusts the level of flash depending on the situation. So, during the day when you are out in the sun the flash will fire to prevent shadows appearing on the subject’s face. Then when you’re enjoying the nightlife the flash will automatically be optimised to overcome that stark, unnatural feel you can sometimes get.