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Old Jul 21, 2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Sitting next to a window in a large room with florescent lights.
11:00 AM
Auto mode I think
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Old Jul 21, 2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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There are some very fundamental issues with this image:
1. It is either out of focus, or blurry (due to camera shake).
2. Based on the corner wall in the background, the image is crooked
3. The image lacks contrast (i.e. looks pale and washed out)
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Old Jul 21, 2011, 2:40 PM   #3
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There are some very fundamental issues with this image:
1. It is either out of focus, or blurry (due to camera shake).
2. Based on the corner wall in the background, the image is crooked
3. The image lacks contrast (i.e. looks pale and washed out)
OK. Thank you.
What might have caused the "pale and washed out" factor ?
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If you did not do so when you took the picture, try using the flash. There is no EXIF data that is viewable on this image--therefore it is impossible to tell what the camera settings were (i.e. shutter speed, aperture, etc). My suspicsion is no flash (which resulted in the pale appearance), and therefore slow shutter speed (which caused the blurriness). I have found that fluorescent light is very unflaterring.

You might also want to avoid taking pictures of people asleep....makes them look like they are deceased!

Here is an example of what a Point & Shoot is capable of (Canon S90)
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If you did not do so when you took the picture, try using the flash. There is no EXIF data that is viewable on this image--therefore it is impossible to tell what the camera settings were (i.e. shutter speed, aperture, etc). My suspicion is no flash (which resulted in the pale appearance), and therefore slow shutter speed (which caused the blurriness). I have found that fluorescent light is very unflattering.
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I do not know what EXIF data is but I will find out.
Since the shot I have found out that my 4500 was not set properly for portraits.
I will adjust camera and re-shoot.
I found out what EXIF is but can not upload Doc. file to the site.
I think the high contrast black headrest did not help.


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Thank you.
I found out what EXIF is but can not upload Doc. file to the site.


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EXIF Data should by default remain with the image unless you deliberately remove it. There are some pieces of software (Noiseware, for e.g.) in its basic version if used will wipe out the EXIF data as well. If available, the EXIF Data can usually be seen with an EXIF reader such as Opanda.

I recommend a shoot in daylight and see how the pictures look.
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