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Old Mar 15, 2005, 7:38 PM   #1
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Many thanks to all the advice fellow members left me on my previous string.

I took all you advice on board and have produced this shot tonight.

Again, any pointers or advice you can give would be greatly appreachated.

The shot was taken using a 4 second shutter speed at F8, and again, with no flash, I used a 20 wattlamp for illumination, and this time I also used a tripod.

After looking at the image again, it looks blurry, I tried soft focus in PSP9, and it looked good at the time but now in hind sight it looks kinda crap and makes the shot look like I shook the camera.

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Old Mar 15, 2005, 8:24 PM   #2
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Do you figure the cat moved any during the 4 seconds?? Or do you mean 1/4 second?

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Old Mar 15, 2005, 8:30 PM   #3
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nope, cat was still, dam things too idle to move anyway.

Exposure was a whole 4 seconds.

I screwed the crop above by adding soft focus to it in PSP9, I have the original if you would like to compaire.

Plus I just noticed that I have given the cat a green tint!

This shot looks crappier each time I look at it :G

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The exposure is better in this shot so for that reason, I'd say you are improving. I'm curious why you are shooting at f/8 though. Also, you might want to consider shooting with a faster ISO of 400 so you can get faster shutter speeds. There will be more noise at ISO 400, but a little extra noise may be better than images that are blurred.

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Old Mar 16, 2005, 7:10 PM   #5
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As withmy lost shot, I am only using a 20 watt desk lamp for illumination, and it was situated about 6 feet from the subject and about 3 feet from the camera.

I tried to shoot at F2.8 for 2 seconds, but the image was very over exposed, so I went though the F-stops (is that the correct term?) and shutter speeds one by one until I found a setting that I though was satisfactory, and with much trial and error I eventually same toF8 anda shutterspeed of4 seconds.




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kung-fu-alien wrote:
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As with my lost shot, I am only using a 20 watt desk lamp for illumination, and it was situated about 6 feet from the subject and about 3 feet from the camera.

I tried to shoot at F2.8 for 2 seconds, but the image was very over exposed, so I went though the F-stops (is that the correct term?) and shutter speeds one by one until I found a setting that I though was satisfactory, and with much trial and error I eventually same to F8 and a shutter speed of 4 seconds.
Shoot at F/2.8 and increase the shutter speed. I'm not sure I understand why you want to shoot a 2 sec exposure.

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