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Discussion in 'Cameras, Cell Phones, and Electronic Gadgets' started by Turdle, July 23, 2007.

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  1. Turdle

    Turdle Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I was trying to fihure out why my camera was taking fuzzy macro shots--

    I got these. I thought they were interesting.

    It ALMOST looks like I was growing something I shouldn't be--but the flowers give it away as an evil imposter ;)
     

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  3. dman726749

    dman726749 Well-Known Member

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    are you using digital zoom?....that would be the fuzzy problem, esp if you are not using a tri-pod
     
  4. BrooklynBay

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    I had the same problem with my Nikon. A friend who actual reads the manual tells me to put it in macro mode, and zoom until the little flower turns from white to yellow. Then take you picture and it'll come out clear. If you've got a Nikon, that might be it. I want to say that my wife's Canon is similar.
     
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    Cleome, a lovely flower that is self seeding. Next season you will be up to your wazoo in them.
     
  7. Turdle

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    Correct-
    Look how fast it bloomed--

    Thanks for the tips--it seems on my HP camera you hold the button, and a hand icon shows with lines how much you are shaking--when the lines go away you click--
    I think I'm getting the hang of it--boy, you really need a steady hand. That is where I was messing up
     

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    I have it on the highest setting, then I resize using Lexmark Photo editor
     
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    When shooting to keep the stillest I hold my breath a sec. It helps keep the camera form shaking especially in zoomed shots. I figured why not since it works at the archery range.

    The pick below came out blurry until I set her in macro and didn't use any zoom

    Question: Is RAW the best way to shoot pictures? It takes up about 30megs per shot
    I am a newbie at this.
     

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    RAW is always the best way to shoot, because it contains the most image data. You can always REMOVE data, but you can never put it back. That being said, I shoot most things in FINE setting, 'cause I don't want to resize everything, but if I was doing serious photography, then yeah, RAW is what you want. I attended a seminar last year by Steven Frink, a professional underwater photographer. He could do some amazing stuff with photoshop and a RAW image.
     
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    if you plan on doing alot of post processing, fine tuning your white ballance, exposure, ect, then yes raw is what you need, but if these are just family snapshots, I would not worry about it, takes up too much space and time to post process, with that being said, I generally shoot raw, When someone hires me, I like to be able to make each shot the best, and raw gives me that, esp i I forget to change my white ballance or my exposure is just a little off.
     
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    Thanks for the information guys.

    I usually take the family pics in "fine" setting.

    I have to get more educated in photography. My dad was very good at it. He had a old Yashica among other cameras that you viewed everything upside down and had to take pictures by looking down the top of it.

    Thanks again for the response.
     
  14. Turdle

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    I was trying to get a picture of the bee, but he didn't like the idea--

    I am getting this figured out though--thanks for the help.
     

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    JT, take more Bee pics and we can make them popular like that cat ones... :p:
     

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    I know what you want-
    you actually want a picture of Jt saying "i r been stunged!"
     
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    Turdle Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    My little friend was visiting again today--

    Flash really helps catch colors---duh!

    He sat there and posed for several pictures--
     

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    I see your frog, and I raise you 5lb Foam!
     

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    Turdle Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    ^^^what is that??

    This guy was having a hard time getting his stuff over the stick, but he made it--
     

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    The frog or the two part expansion foam?
     

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