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Dec 15, 2009 20:13 |  #1

I just purchased my new 40D a few weeks ago, and just returned from doing a charity event for a friend. Most of my portraits turned out like the one below. Im assuming it is because I need to increase my shutter speed. I shot in AV mode most of the night, and the lighting was mostly ambient.

Im a total newbie, so any CC that anyone can give is appreciated. A majority of my shots turned out like this, so help is appreciated. I know ill get better with practice, but im impatient! :)

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Dec 15, 2009 20:15 |  #2

looks like camera shake to me? IS lens?


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Dec 15, 2009 20:18 |  #3

What lens and why AV mode?


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Dec 15, 2009 20:21 |  #4

cbknight wrote in post #9205510 (external link)
looks like camera shake to me? IS lens?

It was the "Nifty Fifty".

Here is how this one was shot:

Shutter: 1/32
ISO 800

Guess I should have had a tripod huh? :)




  
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Dec 15, 2009 20:22 |  #5

zachbreaux wrote in post #9205526 (external link)
What lens and why AV mode?

What was the shutter speed, f/stop?

You posted the same time I asked... shutter speed too slow.




  
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Dec 15, 2009 20:23 |  #6

zachbreaux wrote in post #9205526 (external link)
What lens and why AV mode?

Not sure why on the AV mode. :)




  
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Dec 15, 2009 20:24 |  #7

Allustrious wrote in post #9205544 (external link)
It was the "Nifty Fifty".

Here is how this one was shot:

Shutter: 1/32
ISO 800

Guess I should have had a tripod huh? :)

Well, help is on the way and I am not it. I have my own problems I cant fix. I do wonder about your ISO being at 800 on what looked like a sunny day? What aperature did you have it set on in AV mode?


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Dec 15, 2009 20:25 |  #8

^the shot has to be inside of a buidling. Its night time outside.


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Dec 15, 2009 20:28 |  #9

zachbreaux wrote in post #9205566 (external link)
^the shot has to be inside of a buidling. Its night time outside.

:rolleyes: lol


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Dec 15, 2009 20:28 |  #10

Buy a flash. I don't think there's much else to say after that.


Doesn't matter what lens or camera settings, if you learn to use a flash your shots will improve more than if you try to push camera settings to make shots for you. Especially if your shooting shots indoors under ambient light,\ and the ambient light isn't good, which seems to be the case in the shot you posted.


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Dec 15, 2009 20:29 |  #11

zachbreaux wrote in post #9205566 (external link)
^the shot has to be inside of a buidling. Its night time outside.

Yes, the shot was inside a building:

F/2.8
Exposure Time: 1/30
Shutter Speed: 1/32




  
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Dec 15, 2009 20:32 |  #12

A flash would for sure help but if you shot in M mode with the 1.8 wide open you should be able to get to a shutter speed high enough to make it sharper.




  
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Dec 15, 2009 20:33 |  #13

Hmm. Invest in a flash.


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Dec 15, 2009 20:40 |  #14

get some steadier hands


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Dec 15, 2009 20:42 as a reply to  @ zachbreaux's post |  #15

Your shutter speed needs to be a minimum of equal or more that your lens mm.50mm = 50th sec.
You should have tried ISO 1600.



  
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