Ugh. I've been shooting pictures of my kids all day, trying to get a decent shot of them. It's been a horrible failure. Harsh shadows everywhere, the light in the house is too orange without setting the white balance, and everything looks really really bad if I use the built in flash on this camera. If I use the white balance for incandesant lighting, the shutter speed is too slow and the kids are wiggling.
I'm starting to think I'll never get a good shot with this camera. I've owned it for half a year, (Coolpix 5000) and still have yet to get a decent shot out of it.
I know there are days like these. But this is just ridiculous. I have read, and re-read the manual. The only thing it looks like it will be good at is macro shots, which I'm tired of doing. It's all I EVER do.
This is more of a vent than anything else, someone tell me I'll eventually get the hang of it. Please.
Oh, and someone please tell me if I should just avoid using the built in flash on the camera or what. Every time I've ever used it, the pictures come out HORRIBLE. Too harsh. Huge shadows.