A&P PowerShot G5: Can't take good pictures -- need help...

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  1. rob

    rob Guest

    Hi all,

    I'm still reletively new to digital photography and just picked up a Canon PowerShot G5 and have been playing around with it. The problem is my pictures still come out looking like crap and I have no idea what I'm doing wrong and to be honest I don't know too much about the settings and what not. I understand what aperture and shutter speed is but I don't know how to correctly utilize them along with using flash.

    I even set the camera into "portrait" mode and tried taking a picture of my cat and it comes out weird. The flash even shown in the background and whatnot.. so I tried turning the flash off and the picture ends up not even white and not as visible, which messes it up and makes it more blurry. I don't know when to use flash. I even set it to auto mode and it didn't come out clear. Here's some pictures:

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    Can somone tell me any tips or what not to take pictures that don't look so dark/blurry and come out clear/sharp? I have it set to Super Fine and high quality .. I just suck.
     
  2. the ground folds

    the ground folds rest your trigger on my finger

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    i know how u feel, i just got my S50 and im having trouble taking advantage of this thing
     
  3. rob

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    well i just took this pic

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    im getting better :hs:
     
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    baldyguy Deep, but not Profound

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    I just got my Canon S50 this week. How did you take that picture? What mode did you use?
     
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    be still when you take the pic........ or you'll screw it up "shakes"!
     
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    baldyguy Deep, but not Profound

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    I'm still as it can be! :rofl:

    But what mode do i need to have to shoot a picture like that?
     
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    hell, at least your cat poses nice!
     
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    Tripod is your friend

    Here's a couple pics of my cat with my G3 using a tripod

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    look at my pics from europe, all taken with a canon g5 (after it was dropped!). just play with the settings and your pics will be awesome.
     
  10. rob

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    how much do tripods cost :dunno:
     
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    baldyguy Deep, but not Profound

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    So your saying that shake really has that much of an impact on close up pics? I mean i/m pretty still when I take my pics but I need to be mrore still to take those clear close ups?
     
  12. rob

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    if u shake even a little the pic comes up blurry to me.. the only way to have it clear is to use a tripod or set it on a surface
     
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    Rob, What kind of Tripod do you own?
     
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    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    As far as zooming in close on your subject, such as the cat, you can only zoom in so far before the camera starts to go haywire trying to focus in on the subject, you will have to back it up a little.
     

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