Are you able to expect to buy an automatic-everything camera, load it with colour film, and take good pictures immediately? Well, yes and no. Point-and-shoot cameras, simple or complex, are moderately like computers or VCRs. They do amazing things and make life easier, but you will have to discover ways to work with them to guarantee good results. This book aims to show you how, it doesn’t matter what your ability or subject. Intended for photographers with creative ambitions, in addition to casual snapshooters, the fully illustrated text covers the basics of point-and-shoot lenses, shutters, exposure, and autofocus. You are going to learn how to select the right film for your purposes, what electronic flash options you have and how to use them, and the basics of photographic composition. It features how to photograph people and pets, scenics and go back and forth subjects; action and close-ups are also covered, as are shooting at night and making time-lapse exposures. Special camera features and how to buy and maintain a point-and-shoot camera are discussed and explained.