- #1: Image Quality
- #2: Adjust White Balance (G11 Only)
- #3: Keep Things in Focus with Servo AF Mode
- #4: Focus on Faces
- #5: Use Spot Metering for Portraits
- #6: Adjust the Built-in Flash Power
- #7: Retain Sky Color with Exposure Compensation
- #8: Lock the Exposure with AE Lock
- #9: Use Slow Synchro for Better Backgrounds
- #10: Bracketing Exposures
#4: Focus on Faces
Speaking of focus, the computer within the G10 and G11 is quite adept at recognizing people's faces in real time. To help ensure you're focused on a person (and not the texture of the wall behind them), try using the camera's face detection settings.
On the G11, press the Menu button and highlight the AF Frame option and then press the Right or Left button to choose Face AiAF (Artificial intelligence Auto Focus). On the G10, select the same menu item and choose Face Detect. A selection box appears over the person's face (see Figure 3). The Face Selection box tracks people’s faces to keep them in focus.
If more than one person is in the scene, the camera identifies up to three faces at a time; pressing the shutter button halfway reveals up to nine detected faces. In that case, press the AF Frame Selector button (the one above and to the left of the Control dial), then spin the dial to select the face you wish to use as the focus point.