A&P Tips for taking sharp pictures indoors without flash?

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  1. Gundam

    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    I hate the artificial look of using flash indoors, but I can't seem to take sharp images without it. Are there any tips or settings I could try?

    Here are some samples of pics without and with flash respectivley:

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  2. nelson

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    i've noticed that problem too. i think basically the answer is to have enough sunlight or artificial white-light in the room. i'm anxious to hear other people's input on this.

    also, having a tripod will help. with the reduced light inside..t.he shutter speed will be slower, so you need to hold the camera more still
     
  3. Gundam

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    Yep I've tried holding the camera as still as possible, along with a tripod. It helps a bit, but still far from "good."
     
  4. RedDemonSA

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    the more light the better. I've taken some shots without the flash and the pics do tend to become a bit blurred when there is not much light. I've noticed the longer the exposure on the shot, the blurrier the picture becomes. If there is lots of light & the camera does not have to create artificial light, the picture comes out alot better since it doesn't have to use the long exposure.

    I'm no expert, but this is what I have noticed about the C-4000.
     
  5. Gundam

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    Thanks alot. I thought it was perhaps user error on my part. Guess I just needed more light :sad2: That explains why outdoor daytime pictures always turn out great, while pics in my room were terrible.
     
  6. USteppin

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    ya i got the same prob =( its really frustrating i hate the look of the flash...and its hard to take motion shots of animals with the flash turned off in inside situations
     
  7. anfrey

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    turn on as many lights as possible...
    white balance helps
    post processing (digital darkroom) is a must.
     
  8. anfrey

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    also, manual adjustment of exposure and aperture..
     
  9. M-1000

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    white balance and a tripod

    ill take some pics for an example
     
  10. M-1000

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    olympus c-3020z on a tripod

    flash with auto white balance
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    flash with preset white balance
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    no flash with auto white balance
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    no flash with preset white balance
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  11. TommyBoiSxty9

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    Camera with a good beam focusing system
     
  12. freelans

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    That's camera shake and white balance.

    Fix the camera shake by using a tripod and setting it to timer. The camera tends to move when you press the shutter.


    Fix the white balance by setting it to tungsten mode or use manual white balance and a yellowish card. The yellow cast can also be fixed in photshop by using curves or color levels. Use curves to increase the contrast and also use unsharp mask.


    Good luck.
     
  13. freelans

    freelans Tie her up, Whip her, finish her.

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    Or you could use an external flash with a bouncer which would fix most of those harsh lighting problems.

    Or try using a longer exposure with the internal flash. This would allow more ambient light to show up.
     
  14. anfrey

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    can someone teach me how to use unsharp mask well? i've played around but still don't get the gist of it
     
  15. SenenCito

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    woa, nice tips there freelans, im gonna try these when I get the chance

    btw I just bought a tripod :wiggle: :big grin:
     
  16. MrBrian

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    learn to bounce the flash off the ceiling or use a flash filter...change the sync curtain on the flash...all helps but you'll need to use a flash when indoors unless you are using window light
     

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