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Old Jun 23, 2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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Here are a couple of pictures I snapped last night with my FZ10. I am new to "real" photography So I am still fidding with the settings and learning how they work. Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

F4.0, 2 second exposure





This one is f2.8 with a 4 second exposure.



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Old Jun 23, 2004, 1:31 PM   #2
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Cool!!!

The only thing I've noticed in many of my low-light shots is a tendency for too much yellow. I think that has something to do with the shutter (the two guides reference elsewhere in this forum describe it, but I'll have to go back to them).

Nice pics.
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Old Jun 23, 2004, 2:08 PM   #3
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Cool!!!

The only thing I've noticed in many of my low-light shots is a tendency for too much yellow. I think that has something to do with the shutter (the two guides reference elsewhere in this forum describe it, but I'll have to go back to them).

Nice pics.

Cageyman, use manual white balance when shooting under artificial light. It's very easy, in the menu go to white balance - manual, point your camera to a white wall or white piece of paper and fully depress the shutter. You won't have to repeat it as long as you shoot under the same light, don't forget to turn it off when done. The pictures above would have benefitted from manual white balance as well.

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Thanks for the tip Klaas...

Also does anyone have any ideas on how to manually focus in low light conditions? Or is it just a wasted effort...I can't even see the LCD when trying to line up a shot.
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Thanks for the tip Klaas...

Also does anyone have any ideas on how to manually focus in low light conditions? Or is it just a wasted effort...I can't even see the LCD when trying to line up a shot.

Adam, here you can find an article about my manual focus distance scale:

http://www.users.bigpond.com/vkelim/DMCFZ10/node94.html

Here are a couple of shots I did using this scale and my external flash:

http://www.photodex.com/sharing/view...html?alb=79105

They were taken at a disco party, the only illumination were flashing colored lights. On most shots it was impossible to use auto or manual focus but all my pictures came out in focus!

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Other people use a (laser) light, see the focus assist article
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Great info, thanks!

Do you have any good sites for a newbie to manual functions in general? I'm curious about how to focus on a subject and have a blurred background and a few other techniques I see in pictures.
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Yep, here:

http://www.users.bigpond.com/vkelim/DMCFZ10/index.html
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