Camera Shake and Super Macro Mode

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  1. HardBoiledEgg

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    Hi All,

    I know some of you on this board are seaseoned photographers so maybe you can offer me some advice. I am rather taken by the macro capabilites of my camera (Oly C-765) but I suffer from terrible shakes :blush: when not using flash. I find I get better results with nearly ALL my photos not just Macro Mode without the flash but unless I'm in bright sun outside then I often get shaky blurred results :rolleyes:
    No without carrying a tripod with me is there anything I can do? I spent about an hour trying to photograph a moth in my kitchen and ever shot was blurred :oops:

    Please Help! :smashin:
     
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    One trick is to use the self timer. just stick it on two seconds and stand back and let the cam do the work. It might be hard if the moth it halfway up the wall though:laugh:
     
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    A few tips that have worked for me - make sure there's as much light as possible on the subject, aperture is as large as possible (f3.2 on the C-765) and shutter speed is as fast as possible (recommend at least 1/60 or 1/100 sec). Upping the ISO to 200 or 400 may allow you to use a faster shutter speed.

    But to be honest, a tripod/minipod makes it much easier to get decent results indoors without flash...
     
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    Got a picture of this creepy guy the other day wouldnt stop still for two minutes, hard to get a shot of the fella.
     

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    Nicola

    I try and use something to rest on, wall, gate etc and if out in the open try bending on one knee and getting your elbow resting on your stomach. I took these this morning doing that on super macro although I have to say the sun was out.

    PS the are in giff the originals are sharper.
     

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    That blackberry is super! Thanks for all the tips folks - I will try them out.

    How come shots come out great when there is a lot of natural light e.g outdoors and blurred when indoors even if lights are on and the room is really bright? How can a camera distinguish between artifical and natural sunlight? :confused:

    Nicola
     
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    It is surprising how much your brain and eyes(the iris opens a lot) compensate for things. So even if you think you have loads of light inside in reality you do not, so the camera will choose a slow speed to take more light in, also in macro mode is like being at full zoom so a little movement will make things blurred.
    Your eyes/brain also compensate a lot for colour and artificial light will give different colour results taken with a camera.
     
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    Those two photos are excellent - what camera are you using?

    Cheers,

    Martin
     
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    Garrett went and bought himself an Olympus 765 if memory serves!
    Garrett have you any free web space as linking to the original images would be nice. :cool:
     
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    Yes it is Olympus 765. I do have some web space but never found out how to use it.
     
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    As I said, good results from your camera. As to not knowing how to use your web space, good to hear that I'm not the only one.

    Cheers.
     
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    Plenty of free sites out there Garrett offering free image hosting, Fotopic and Photobucket spring immediately to mind :smashin:
     
  13. Garrett

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    Can you lock your pictures so as people are able to see them but un-able to download them?
     
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    Not as far as I'm aware, you can link to them and with photobucket make the albums password protected, but if you are after disabling right click etc then I guess you'd need your own web space and some form of HTML script to do the job.
     
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    Even though I have frequented the imaging resource site I've never actually come accross that page before - it is very good - Thanks for sharing keanyboy :thumbsup:
     
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    Lots of good tips there.

    Call me sean;)
     
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    Oh! I thought your name was Roy :blush: LOL, only joking :thumbsup: Call me Nicola :)
     

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