Thursday, November 6, 2008

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I bought my camera less than a year ago and feel like almost every picture I take is blurry. Clint thinks it's the "operator" but I feel like it should automatically make my pictures great. Does anyone have any suggestions or a great camera they love?

9 comments:

Horrocks Fam said...

Hey,
I suck at taking pictures, so I certainly do not have suggestions for cameras or anything related to that matter. But, your boys look super cute in their batman pjs! When are you coming to Vernal next?

Hiatt Family said...

I'm not good with cameras either. My only suggestion: DON'T buy a $400 camera with all these cool gadgets that you have no clue what they do. Then, let your husband keep it in his pocket, so he can break it. When you get it figured out, let me know. My next one will be cheaper for sure!

Forever Young said...

if you are indoor, you MUST use the flash. If you are outdoor and there is good sunlight, then you should be able to use the camera however you want. If you are using the "auto" mode, sometimes it messes up because auto has to guess what you want. I would use the scene's if you have them. Like sports, close-ups and portrait. Mess around with all of that. What kind of camera is it?
Most of it comes down to lighting. The little lenses on the pocket size camera's almost always need a flash unless they have really good light.

Noelle said...

Thanks for your help! I have a FujiFilm FinePix E900. I'm just wondering if I should've bought a canon or a nikon. When I use a flash it makes the kids look harsh. Am I too close?

Forever Young said...

That is the look you will always get from a flash because it's a harsh light. You don't want to back off the kids too much either. I would take the picture how ever it is going to be in focus and then try to fix the lighting on the computer. The most important thing is the picture being in focus. You can create the lighting you want on photoshop - you can't make your picture in focus though. If you are indoors without a flash, your shutter has to stay open longer to let more light in. Kind of like the pupil of your eye. It gets bigger when it's dark to let more light in. Because it's open for longer - ANY movement will blur. Also even if there is no movement, if you don't have enough light your camera has what's called an ISO built into it. It has to make up for the lack of light and it makes a grainy looking picture with little dots all over. You HAVE to use your flash if you want clear picture. And you can't be too far away.

Do you have photoshop?
I can help you with that.

AZ Lemon said...

Sounds like something Dan might say about my blurry pictures :-) Or I about his. I have a compact Canon SD850 IS (Image Stabilizer so even if I shake a little bit it doesn't make the pictures blurry) that I love and use it when I travel. For the one at home I have a big Nikon D80...it's a nice one with detacheable lenses that you can play with. But this one is expensive. I took a photography class a few months ago and the instructor told us that you should use flash even outside...epsecially when the sun is shinning so that you don't have shadows on your face.

Horrocks Fam said...

I just remembered our "photog" class that we took in high school. What the heck... we should be great with pictures and cameras! Remember our teacher was awesome, and he let us stay the night in the dark room the night before our final pictures were due so we could finish our work. I think you got de-panced in the dark room too!

Noelle said...

Erin, I remember that too! I remember a LOT of things that happened in that class! :)

Joe & Jess said...

Well since I am a professional I will tell you...now whos funny? :)