I can’t seem to get my camera settings right, can someone list the right settings for indoor pictures. Trying to take pictures of my dog but it’s been raining. Also list good outdoor settings as well, so maybe like tell me what’s the best ISO, shutter speed, exc. thank you.

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    There aren't really "best settings" — if there were, the camera would just always use them. You need to adapt to the environment. To understand that, please see this question, as it explains ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, and why you might want to use different settings in different situations. – mattdm Sep 15 '18 at 6:50
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    One approach might be to use the "auto" mode and see what settings it picks. – mattdm Sep 15 '18 at 6:51
  • Also, if you have a specific example, we could maybe help with what went wrong in that case. – mattdm Sep 15 '18 at 6:51
  • Have you tried (A)uto or (P)rogrammed Exposure? – xiota Sep 15 '18 at 7:55
  • @xiota I have tried Programmed and it still doesn’t take good pictures. I’ll try auto. – Natasha Walker Sep 15 '18 at 16:26

Good indoor settings: Auto.

Good outdoor settings: Auto.

What camera do you have?

Read your camera manual, and maybe start to research here about exposure (see the links posted by mattdm in the comments). You can experiment with exposure settings then, but until that point, there's nothing wrong with using Auto.

  • I rented a camera from my photography teacher, it’s a small nickon camera with a macro lens on it. – Natasha Walker Sep 15 '18 at 16:24

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