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R.M. Fusco
 

Blurry Images


I shoot with an Olympus E-20N and all of my handheld shots are blurry. If there is any movement whatsoever by the subject, or me, the image is blurry. It doesn't matter what settings I use. Thanks for any help.

Rox


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2/14/2005 12:19:40 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Can you upload a sample? If everything is blurry, it is probably camera shake and you need to use a faster shutter speed.


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2/15/2005 8:22:56 AM

 
Jake Stanton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/15/2005
  You could try using a tripod. But if you want to shoot mostly handheld then you could also try a monopod. Yes using a faster shutter speed would work or maybe faster film. Are you shooting indoors or outdoors?

Jake


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2/16/2005 1:43:03 PM

 
Jake Stanton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/15/2005
  You could try using a tripod. But if you want to shoot mostly handheld then you could also try a monopod. Yes using a faster shutter speed would work or maybe faster film. Are you shooting indoors or outdoors?

Jake


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2/16/2005 1:43:12 PM

 
Jake Stanton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/15/2005
  You could try using a tripod. But if you want to shoot mostly handheld then you could also try a monopod. Yes using a faster shutter speed would work or maybe faster film. Are you shooting indoors or outdoors?

Jake


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2/16/2005 1:50:44 PM

 
Amy M. Parish
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/25/2003
  Hi! I take a lot of my studio pictures handheld. I photograph a lot of toddlers, and it is hard to be tied to the tripod. I don't use flash, just floods. I up my film speed to 400--sometimes I can get away with 200--and I also try not to go under shutter speeds of 1/30, and it helps to not overexpose by much, if anything underexposing would be better. I do get some blurry stuff, but most is sharp. I basically jam both my elbows into my ribs, plant my feet wide, and create a human tripod! Hold my breath and click, and it works. I have had to really practice at being still though.


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2/16/2005 8:36:56 PM

 
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