Take a close look at the photo to the left. This is a photo of a beautiful butterfly that I took on a road trip when I first got my camera. I didn’t realize then all the features of my Powershot, and I made one tiny mistake. I forgot to switch it to micro mode. I sadly missed capturing the butterfly in crisp detail.
If you want to take a photo of something up close, you’ll want to use the macro setting on your camera to take sharp, up close photos. The macro setting is relatively easy to locate on your camera. If you look at the options next to the screen on your camera, you will see a flower on the ring. Once you have turned the camera on, press that flower to bring up the different focus settings. There will be Macro (a flower), Normal (two mountains), and “MF” (manual focus.) Click
left till the flower is highlighted, and then the center button to select it. That’s it! You’ll be able to take crystal clear photos of up close objects, such as a butterfly. Want to see the difference? Here is a second photo of the butterfly, taken with Macro on. As you can see the photo is a lot sharper. You can see the antenae sharp and clear, and even make out the details in the feathery wings. Choosing the right settings is important when taking great photos, so make sure you have the Macro setting on when taking photos up close, and Normal on for more average photos.