Friday, January 7, 2011


I just can't get these indoor people at work shots. I really thought this one was focussed, it looked okay on the screen, but its not. The others, where he's not looking at the camera, are even worse. I tried putting it on sport without the flash but it didn't work at all. The third one is for Peter, action blur without even trying - I quite like it.

Peter's Comment:

Ann, here is our best bit of proof that the camera isn't the one not focussing. You've taken this shot at 1/10 of a second, which is the best you will do with the P&S with no flash, so it's almost impossible to hold it still. If you look at the edges of the blur, where there are crispy lines you can clearly see double ups. The glasses, his teeth and the lettering on the post packs are obvious places. This is a tell tale that you've moved the camera while the shot was being taken.

There are a few things you can do; Try holding the camera hard against your body and "guessing" where the subject is. (Don't even breath while you are doing this), or you can place the camera on something solid like a desk or filing cabinet or piece of shop (I did that in my photos of Liz and Lonnie) , or you can use a tripod.

Alternatively, you could use the flash!

All of the above will be subject to the subject moving of course, but they'll help.

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