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Lindsay K. Revere
 

Resolution Problems


 
  dresser
dresser
grainy
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  Group Shot
Group Shot
This is better, but subjects were pretty close to the camera
© Lindsay K. Revere
 
 
Hi,
I am having problems getting good resolution with my digital camera. If I am more than two feet away from my subject, the image is grainy. When I do portraits and get up close to my models, the pictures are fine. The colors in the dresser shot are about 95% correct. I refinished my dresser and wanted to email it. Anyway, resolution 2160x1440, F8.0, 1/250, Flash used. Sony DSC-S85. Even if I slow down the shutter to let more light in, the image did does not have much detail. I want to do more work with full body shots and they always come out bad. The group shot has a lot of orange tones. Tarra Cotta walls are to blame for that. Specs on this shot: same resolution, F2.1, 1/25, Flash used. My blacks are not solid in color either. Do I need more light, or should I adjust the settings on my camera? Even when I increase the focus distance it does not seem to help. Please help, thanks!


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11/4/2002 9:33:57 PM

 
doug Nelson   What this sounds like is a troublesome feature called digital zoom. Turn it off and use only the optical zoom feature. Also, always shoot at the highest quality setting your camera can do, even if it means buying a larger memory card. That way, you have the option of printing, archiving to CD or reducing (if you're SURE you only want it to send or put on a web page). Shooting at less than the best quality reduces your options. BTW, these are only guesses on my part.


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11/5/2002 10:27:11 AM

 
Lindsay K. Revere   Thanks Doug,
But I did not zoom with either of these shots, and the resolution is set to the highest, 4.1 MP camera. This is not the problem. Anything else you can suggest?
Thank you,


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11/5/2002 3:20:49 PM

 
doug Nelson   Some digital cameras have an ASA setting, to simulate different speeds of film. Could it be set too high? If so, try 100.


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11/6/2002 8:38:33 AM

 
Wanda Harris Black  
 
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My images are also very grainy. I have Microsoft Picture It, but how would I use it to get the grainy look out? My camera has a "Fine" and "Normal" Camera setting.It has auto focus, and you can focus yourself, and control the shutter speed. When I have been taking pictures, I have been using the "normal",auto focus,and normal shutter speed. As you can tell I'm very new, but I want to learn desperatly learn. Wanda


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6/23/2003 5:31:24 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Use the fine setting. The bigger the file for an image, the sharper it comes out for a given film speed. Such as if your film speed is 100 and everything is exposed correctly, the fine setting should give a better image, but will take up more room on your card. Like on my camera, if I go from Large fine to a Large normal setting, I can get over twice as many shots on a card, but the large fine setting is what's better for blowing pictures up.


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11/16/2003 1:31:32 AM

 
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