A&P Canon S400 Question

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  1. SoBrokenHearted

    SoBrokenHearted summer unfolded like a tapestry

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    I just got this digital camera for Christmas, and I'm still trying to figure a few things out. I'm relatively new to photography, so I'm hoping someone here can help me out.

    A lot of my pictures come out blurry. I'll be sitting perfectly still and take a picture, and it'll come out as if though my hand was shaking like a crack whore. I've tried different ISO settings, and a lot of pictures end up blurry no matter what.

    Any idea what could be causing this?
     
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    post a pic? http://ot.webrats.com/index.php

    do you press the shutter button half way, wait for camera to focus, then finish pressing shutter? or just press it fully at once?
     
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    I press the shutter button half way, and wait for it to focus, and then when it takes the picture, it comes out blurry.

    An example is at http://ot.webrats.com/ot/JohnCarlos.JPG


    No one was moving when I took the picture, and I was sitting perfectly still, but it still came out blurred. If you need more examples, I'll upload 'em.
     
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    2 things:
    your shutter speed was 1/8 sec.
    there is no way you can hand-hold a camera with that slow of shutter.

    also, you need more light. either use the flash, or turn on a few lamps. :)
     
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    The light thing seems to help quite a bit. What about for shots where I'm unable to get that much light?
     
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    use flash and/or a tripod
     

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