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Shaking Photography Some of the pictures I take come out sometimes a bit shaky and blurry. Is there a way in which I can reduce that problem?

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Also use a tri-pod

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Re: Shaking Photography

Here you will find the tips for taking better photos with less camera shaking. Tips 1. Composing and holding the camera with less camera shaking. For clearer images, hold the camera firmly not to cause camera shaking. 1) For maximum stability, hold the camera firmly well over the grip and keep your right elbow lightly pressed against your body. 2) Support the lens or the camera body with your left hand from below. 3) Look into the optical viewfinder as if pressing your forehead to the camera. 4) Do not stand straight, but with one foot stepping forward for taking better balance of your body. 2. Change the composing and holding the camera according to the situation for securer photographing. (Particularly when you take photos using the LCD monitor.) 1) Lean against the wall. 2) Put the camera on a fixed object like a table. 3) Ensure the camera holding by pressing the elbow against the handrail. 4) Use the tripod. 3. Move the zoom control towards wide-angle if your camera has the zoom function. Moving the zoom control towards tele-angle, camera-shaking will easily happen. If your camera has the zoom function, we advise you to take photos by zooming towards wide-angle. 4. Higher shutter speed will produce better images. Slower shutter speed may produce more possible camera-shaking. If your camera has a choice of shutter speeds, we advise you to select higher shutter speed for less camera shaking.

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Why are my photos blurry?


There are only three reasons photos look blurry: poor focus, shaking the cameral during the shot, or trying to take a photo of a fast-moving subject with a slow-speed camera.

You can usually see focus problems on the display before you take the picture, so that doesn't appear to be your issue. On the other hand, movement of camera or subject happens during the shot, so you'll only see that in the completed photo.

Camera movement first. Many cameras today have built-in "anti-shake" circuits that sense when you're the problem -- you're moving the camera during the shot. The best ones are very good at eliminating shakiness, but even they can't overcome large movement, as when you mash down the button to take the picture. If yours doesn't have anti-shake, or it isn't very well implemented, you'll just have to practice pushing gently on the button and holding the camera very still until it finishes the shot.

As for subject movement -- well, more sophisticated cameras offer ways to capture kids bouncing on a trampoline with a minimum of blurriness, but it's always going to be a problem.

If you don't want to switch to one of the more sophisticated cameras from a major brand, practice holding the camera steady during every shot and avoid shooting fast-moving subjects.

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First, if there is a stabilization option in the camera, make sure to have it enabled.

A good way to reduce shake is having your elbows in against your body for support. You could even use your knee to stabilize it if you can kneel. Also, lighting is important if you are getting blurry pictures from your hand shaking. Try to get as much light as possible and use flash when you need to.

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I cannot seem to get a clear picture with my camera. The color is off and it looks blurry sometimes. What am I doing wrong?


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Hi,

Some low-end digital cameras tend to take blurry pictures when the camera isn't perfectly steady and/or there's no much light. The built-in flash is normally weak and one has to find the perfect distance by trial and error. If you're too close, the picture comes washed out. If you're too far, it comes too dark.
Try the following:
  1. Try to get enough light, by turning lights on if indoors.
  2. Hold the camera with both hands, elbows on your sides on a relaxed posture.
  3. If taking portraits ask people to stay reasonably still.
  4. If taking pictures of fast-moving objects, see if your camera has a sports mode and select it.
  5. Pre-focus. Most cameras shutter button has a distinguishable mid-point. If you press it a little bit, the camera pre-focuses but it doesn't take the picture just yet. It does when you press all the way down. By pre-focusing you minimize drastically the time that the camera needs to register the image and you have many more chances to take a good shot.
  6. You may want to use a tripod, a monopod or the built-in timer to minimize the shaking and see if that makes any difference.
If the camera takes blurry pictures consistently even after following the advice above, you may want to consider getting a better one. It could be the camera is defective, but most likely it is due to its low tolerance to shaking and low quality overall.

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If there's not enough light your camera can't invent any. Well, normally it can, which is what a flash does, but as you've said, no flash allowed. Your photos are blury because you're not mounting the camera on a tripod or you are using an ISO value that's too low for the available light. The shutter speed is slow to make up for the lack of light you have. But it's obviously too slow to hand-hold and you're shaking too much when you're taking the photo. Increasing the shutter speed is only going to make your images underexposed. So, pick a higher ISO value or get a tripod or monopod. Oh and read the manual. As for you purchasing the wide angle lens and the telephoto lens, I can not fathom why you would purchase something and have no idea what it is used for. That just boggles my mind. Perhaps a basic photography book is in order? Something to get a few of the fundamentals down? Any photography book with the word "beginner" and probably the word "digital" in it would be a fine start. They're all equally basic.

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