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So I bought a new camera which is the Nikon s6000 (digital camera). I was wondering if anyone here could help me set up the settings for best image taking. I want this for nice close up pictures of my desktop and indoor images. I'm just too to cameras so have no idea what to do with the settings, here is a link to the camera I bought:

http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produc...PIX-S6000.html
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Same camera I just bought for New years

This would be greatly appreciated as well
     
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you can always try the macro setting for closeups.

based on Nikon's website the closest focus distance that Nikkor lens has is 3cm from the subject.

also you have have a bit more control if you can learn the basics of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.

your shutter speed is how fast the door to the sensor opens and closes. this basically means how much time you allow the sensor to be exposed to light.
a faster shutter speed (like 1/200+) will allow you to essentially STOP motion while having a slow shutter speed (like 1/60 and below) will capture more motion. This of course also all depends on the scene you're shooting.

the aperture is the hold that allows light to pass through. So while the shutter speed affects the amount of time the sensor is exposed, the aperture, or f-stop, affects the amount of light the sensor is exposed to.
The wider the aperture (f/2.8) the faster you can shoot because you allow more light in. The trade off to faster apertures is a more shallow depth of field and you really isolate the subject as seen here
A smaller aperture (like f/11) the slower you can shoot because you require more time to allow light in through the smaller hole. The trade off is that your depth of field becomes more narrow thus more of the image stays in focus as shown here
Also remember the smaller the number, the wider the aperture. The higher the number, the smaller your aperture gets.
The trade offs: while you can shoot faster because of the wider aperture, your depth of field becomes more shallow. While on the other hand if you shoot with a smaller aperture your depth of field becomes more narrow, but you have to leave your shutter on for longer to get a properly exposed image.

ISO is the sensors sensitivity to light. Higher ISO allows your sensor to be more sensitive to light. This is useful in dimly lit scenes. However, the trade off to bumping up your ISO is the grainy look.

Give your camera a try and play around with the settings. Try different settings and see how it affects the image.
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I'll give it a try, but I just wanted to know what would be the best settings to take the clearest pictures of my desktop up close.
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