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Blurred images with no flash

Following the warnings of not using my flash on my newborn,all of my indoor shots are very blurred.The instructions are very vague so any help would be appreciated.Funny how babies can get you to take up anew hobby!

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Re: Blurred images with no flash

Another thing to try is a tripod. From your description, it's hard to say if the blue was caused by movement of the subject or of the camera. However, since newborns are generally pretty placid, I'm betting your camera moved during the exposure. With a tripod, it will be a LOT more stable during the longer exposure your low-light situation requires.

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Re: Blurred images with no flash

The quick answer to your question is the more light on a subject, the shorter the shutter has to remain open. The less time the shutter remains open the less chance for noticeable blur to occur in the picture. Your pictures got blurred because you moved your camera sufficient enough distance while the shutter was open. The flash emits a lot of light and thus makes it possible for the shutter to close much faster thus reducing the possibility for motion blur.

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Re: Blurred images with no flash

First, try to get more light, particularly natural light (window); second, try using shutter priority (S mode), setting the shutter speed at not less than 1/50, faster if you are shooting motion/action (check the Properties of the blurred pictures that you've been getting in Camedia software - the shutter speeds are probably too slow because of the low light), and experiment with higher ISO settings (either 200 or Auto, not 400) though there's a trade-off in noise levels.

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