Turn the Mode dial to still picture mode. 2. Hold the camcorder upright in your hand. Make sure the lens is not obstructed/covered when you take pictures. Look through the Viewfinder/Micro display to frame your subject. 3. Press the Shutter fully down to take your pictures. Your camcorder will confirm the capture by a brief picture playback. DO NOT turn the Mode dial until the Memory indicator stop blinking.