taking pics of pj in action

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  1. rhino2k

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    any tips for this?

    basically i have been using night mode, which is ok if it's a very bright scene.

    no flash used as it washes the picture out, camera is a 5mp kodak.

    also when i pause the pic it goes a tad blurry, but i have seen some awesome pics. so any tips on this, maybe very slow playback with a certain camera setting?

    any advise welcome, and a few pics below to show why i need help :suicide:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v189/rhinospics/100B0500.jpg

    and a better one due to brightness of the movie

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v189/rhinospics/XV-200ETroyCap.jpg

    you can see the blurriness in the troy pic, but in the film they are both totally clear!

    TIA :thumbsup:
     
  2. rhino2k

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    actually, come to think of it, i may have taken the troy one in auto mode :rolleyes:
     
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    The second one looks alright as far as exposure, just use a tripod and a timer setting to prevent any blurring.

    Here are a couple taken off my plasma.

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    Use of the Forum's resize tool would be advisable and make it easier to browse this thread :)
     
  5. stevegreen

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    I have broken the image tags as the examples were way outside forum limits for embedded images :)
     
  6. rhino2k

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    thanks for advise and sorry for the first pic bieng so big :eek:

    dont really know why it did that, usually when i upload to my image server it usually downsizes to a reasonable size pic like the 2nd one. or was that too big too :rolleyes: :suicide:
     
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    It was the size of the pic on both, both were well over 800 pixels on the longest size. They are not too big bytes wise though so they are easily clickable :)
     
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    i will try to remember to use the resize tool next time :smashin:
     
  9. Ray

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    Well first of all use a tripod. Obvious and essential (and trigger the shutter remotely).

    For the aperture you are not worried about depth of focus so just choose the best aperture for your lens - usually in it's mid range say 5.6 or 8.

    For exposure try auto (without flash of course) and then experiment with holding the shutter open for 1,2,3,4 secs. If you have a digital camera then just experiment as much as possible. I expect somewhere around 2 secs will be good but depends on your f stop and iso setting (use iso 64 or 100 to reduce the noise in the image).

    As for the shot you take it is obviously better if it is not an fast action part of the movie with obvious blur but even if you select a very still scene it is worth skipping forwards and backwards a few frames to see if the image on screen comes into sharper perspective. Also as some pjs can flicker a bit after a little while so be as quick as possible i.e. get set up and ready, pause the film, skip a few frames to seect the correct one and then fire off a few shots as soon as poss.

    Hope this helps

    Ray
     

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