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Bullykai February 6th, 2007 12:57 AM

How do I get better quality of picture?
 
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ok so I have an "hp photosmart" digital camera 7.0 mp. My appartment has very dull lighting and even when I try to get bright lights, when I take a picture it is still very dark. Should my shutter (iso) speed be set at a higher number?

here is an example:

Rick C February 6th, 2007 08:58 AM

You would use a slower shutter speed to allow more light into the camera.

Or use a flash.

Or change the ISO to a more light sensitive reading.

Rick C
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jiorji February 6th, 2007 09:29 AM

what Rick said.


But i think that picture is fine. It focuses only on the dog. You don't want the background any lighter because it's photo clutter and it'll take away from the subject ;)

also a higher apperture means that camera will stay open longer and that means you need a steady hand and pictures will come out blurry if they're shaky.

Bullykai February 6th, 2007 10:49 PM

ya I got a shaky hand since I was little and decided to stick a paper clip in the plug outlet.... me = duh

that picture also freaked me out because I forgot that was the tv in the background...I actually thought someone was sitting there....spooky

jiorji February 6th, 2007 10:50 PM

:eek: lol omg...it's those kind of stories that you hear but you never think anyone will do it

sorry, it's sad though :sad: crazy kids

Bullykai February 6th, 2007 10:53 PM

Ha Ha Ha I was bored in school one day and woundered what would happen...
I turned off the power to the whole top floor of the school...

life lesson #1

marko February 7th, 2007 10:13 AM

[QUOTE]also a higher apperture means that camera will stay open longer and that means you need a steady hand and pictures will come out blurry if they're shaky.[/QUOTE]

Actually that's not quite true. Aperture refers ONLY to the size of the 'hole' that the scene is shot through. The shutter speed determines how long that hole stays open.

The higher the aperture number (or F-stop like F-22 for example) the smaller the hole. So all things being equal if you have a small hole, that hole needs to stay open longer to let enough light in to properly expose the shot. If you are outdoors and there's tons of light, no problem. But if you are indoors, like jiorji said, too small of an aperture will require a tripod because you're hands are normally not steady enough.

Hope that wasn't too confusing,
Marko


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