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striatic January 05, 2010, 01:01 AM
david lynch light?

interesting tag.

FrauFeli January 05, 2010, 09:32 PM
On the left, outside the frame was a car and the lights were moving across the house. I felt reminded of the light in some of his movies, kinda creepy. But sadly, the pic is still blurry, though it was my sixth or seventh attempt.
striatic January 05, 2010, 11:14 PM
would you like a tip for taking non blurry photos at night?
TheRatRace January 06, 2010, 01:46 AM
I like the pic even if it's somewhat blurry-

@striatic: please give us your advice -- I don't know if FrauFeli needs it -- I surely do :-)

striatic January 06, 2010, 04:47 AM
okay. here is some advice for reducing blur when using a point and shoot camera:

1] increase your camera's ISO
2] decrease your camera's EV to take a dark, sharp photo, and then "push" the image later by brightening it in photoshop, gimp or whatever image editing software you have.

1 and 2 increase the noise in the image, so you want to avoid them and instead:

3] brace the camera or your arms against something. hold the camera against a street lamp, rest it on top of a fire hydrant, table, parked car etc.

but the number one cause of camera shake in point and shoots is actually *pressing the shutter button*. there are two ways to avoid this common problem.

4] find your camera's self-timer mode. set the self timer for 2 seconds. now when you press the shutter, the shot will be taken 2 seconds after the camera stops shaking from having pressed the button.
5] find and activate your camera's "burst" mode. this also might be called "continuous" mode and be represented by a series of overlapping squares. once it is activated, press and hold the shutter button and fire off 5 exposures. this will increase your chances of one your shots having no shake. also, the first exposure might have camera shake from pressing the shutter button, and the last exposure might have camera shake from releasing the shutter button, but all the exposures in between where you are merely holding the button down won't have shutter button induced shake.

you can combine these 5 techniques in various ways, depending on the low light situation you are in.

FrauFeli January 06, 2010, 02:06 PM
Hey, @striatic, thanks a lot for your tips!! I appreciate this a lot. There was actually a hydrant I used for stabilizing, but apparently it wasn't enough..the thing about the self timer sounds very good to me, I never tried it before.
striatic January 06, 2010, 08:05 PM
i tend to use burst mode the most.
drsara February 09, 2010, 10:33 PM
thanks @ striatic - great tips! @FrauFeli - I like your shot anyway!
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