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Old Feb 24, 2010, 4:06 PM   #1
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I'm not very good with settings on cameras I'm kind of new.
I've seen nice photos of the moon or night landscape that is just perfect and am wondering which settings were used to take them. Every time I try a night photo of the moon or a nice landscape of lights it comes out blurry or orange.

also I'm wondering how you get the background of your photos blurry and the foreground clear.

If someone could please help me with setting that'd be great!

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Old Feb 24, 2010, 6:50 PM   #2
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Night shots in the dark typically involve very slow shutter speeds that make it impossible to hand hold the camera. To get decent night shots without artificial light you will have to use a sturdy support for your camera, such as a tripod or table, and ensure it doesn't move while shooting.

Blurred backgrounds are a function of the distance to the subject, the focal length of the lens (measured in millimeters) and the aperture of the lens (expressed in f/ numbers) This concept is also called depth of field. This is quite difficult with cameras like the P90 but if your subject is quite close to the camera, you zoom out to maximum telephoto and and use Aperture Priority to adjust the aperture to the smallest f/ number (probably f/5) you may be able to get some blurred background.
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Put it in Aperture Priority and zoom tight will get results like this



or this

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Old Feb 24, 2010, 7:07 PM   #4
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thank you both!!! Thats a great help!
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