Advice on plant photos

Jane McGary
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:20:26 PDT
I would appreciate some advice on how to photograph plants with a 
recently purchased small camera, a Nikon Coolpix S9700. I got it so I 
wouldn't have to carry my heavy digital SLR on casual outings, but 
attempts so far have resulted only in horribly overexposed images. It 
doesn't come with a manual -- there are only online resources from which 
I can't seem to extract the information I need. Does anyone have this 
model of camera and know how to get a good image of a small plant 
outdoors? I don't mean a true macro close-up, just a clear image of 
something say 10 cm in diameter.

Some years ago I had an early Coolpix model and the main problem I had 
with it was that the auto focus tried to focus on the background instead 
of a small flower in the foreground. I eventually mastered it, though. I 
really prefer the manual focus on the SLR but the lens is heavy.


Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA

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