Photo: © Michael Nichols/National Geographic
Your camera also likely has several automatic scene options, with settings for various specific locations.
About the photo:
- "Sports" has higher shutter speeds for fast-moving action shots.
- "Night" allows long exposures for limited lighting.
- The icon that looks like a mountain is for landscapes. This gives you the most in focus from foreground to background.
- "Portrait" throws background out of focus.
This October 2008 photo by Michael Nichols is of an African elephant in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve.