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I have trouble taking indoor (low light) photos. pictures come out blury and the camera does not snap the picture properly i have a nikon 35 mm n6006 camera

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  • kakima Oct 06, 2010

    What do you mean by "not snap the picture properly"? is the exposure coming out wrong? Or is the shutter speed simply longer than you want?

    The main problem is that it's a low-light situation. In order to get enough light to properly expose a picture, the lens has to gather light, the shutter has to open long enough, and the film has to be sensitive enough.

    The wider the aperture, the more light passes through the lens. Set the largest aperture (smallest f/number) you can on the lens. If you can, use a "faster" lens.

    If the shutter speed is too long for you to hold the camera steady, use a support of some kind. A tripod or monopod, or rest the camera on a table or against a wall, or brace yourself against a wall.

    Use a faster film, if you're not already doing so. The higher the ISO rating of the film, the more sensitive it is to light and the more suitable for low-light situations. They won't work as well in bright situations, like midday sun, however.

    Another possible solution is to add light, such as using a flash. This won't work if the subject is far from the camera, as at a concert or a night ball game.

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Hi Rebecca--
The hardest thing about low light photography is balancing your available shutter speed to the amount of action you're trying to capture.
Here are a few things to try:
1) Try using a tripod. Steadying your camera during long exposures will greatly improve your image clarity.
2) Buy a faster film. You may need to increase your film's ISO setting. Try 400 to start, then go up from there. Remember, faster film always produces grainy images, and it usually costs a little more to process. If you're stuck with 100 ISO, you can always "push process" the film, where a given ISO is let to sit in its developer longer than usual--This will cost you more too!
3) Invest in a good flash system. Nikon has tons of hotshoe flash systems that rarely compromise the ambient light-mood of a given situation. Look for one that lets you aim the flash in different directions, and try to find one that will meter a light situation on its own.
4) Turn on the lights. If you're ok with losing some of the romance of an image, turn on some more lights to give you some more flexibility when making your exposure choices.
5) Open up your aperture. You may find that a lot less in depth of field will give you a lot more in image clarity and exposure flexibility. Shooting at f2.8 with only a birthday cake lighting your subject will grant you many more valuable shutter stops that shooting the same with f5.6.
Remember, Rebecca, if you're shooting handheld, you must do everything in your power to shoot with the quickest shutter speed available. This will cut down on the blurriness of your indoor images.
--Hope this helps.

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