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Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006

Common Indoor Camera Settings????

I know this is most likely to late to get feedback before my son's Special Education Graduation Ceramony tomorrow.

I have been having trouble trying to figure out what settings to use indoors or a gym with a stage. I want to take some awesome pictures tomorrow that I can make into attractive cards for my son's graduation. He is four years old with HF Autism and he is graduating to a regular class room next year and that is major celebration for us....if you only knew...

Anyway, I figured out the setting to learn that it's still not just right. I will be taking a tripod tomorrow. We had a practice ceremony today and after I got home and downloaded the pictures, there was a soft glow to them....its driving me crazy. Also alot of good pictures blurred and that really makes me crazy. The kids cannot be still for more than a couple of seconds so I will need to adjust for that as well....

I need quick advice if that is possible.

I am including a picture taken today from rehersal...


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5/24/2006 8:42:30 PM

Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
Sorry I forgot to include the picture of my son....

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5/24/2006 8:53:07 PM

Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  The "soft glow" that you see in this pic is motion blur. There is a bright image "frozen" by the flash, but the slow 1/15 shutter speed allowed they boy's movement to be captured as well. Since the flash is providing most of the light for this close shot, you could have gotten the same image but without the motion blur by with flash, same aperture of f/2.8, but faster shutter speed of 1/30 or 1/60.

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5/25/2006 6:31:55 AM

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