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How to take better photographs of movement in low light indoors.

I'm having problems with taking photos indoors when there's a lot of movement. Prime example: weddings. Most of the shots turn out blurry. I have a basic digital camera with a setting for low light but it's at a low resolution and too grainy to print. Without using a tripod or flash what's the best way to adjust the manual settings to compensate?
posted by adapt on Aug 10, 2014 - 12 answers

Camera options with baby on the way

I'm thinking about upgrading my camera from a 10-year-old point-and-shoot to take photos of an imminent new baby (and eventual child-on-the-go), but the options are crazy-making. Camcorder, point-and-shoot, or interchangeable lenses? Video, pocketability, or picture quality? What did you find was the best option? I already have an iPhone 5s that I will use for quick snaps. [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Feb 27, 2014 - 11 answers

Help finding a digital camera around $400-$600.

Looking for best quality photos in a reasonably small package. [more inside]
posted by melamakarona on Jan 19, 2014 - 19 answers

Help me choose a camera!

I'd like to move up from a point-and-shoot camera to a sub-$400 starter DSLR -- but which to choose? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Jun 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Droid 4 Camera Quality & Third-Party Apps

Upgrading my phone: I'm debating a Droid 4, but I'm a bit nervous about the mediocre reviews of the camera. Will a third-party camera app improve the photo quality? [more inside]
posted by soleiluna on Apr 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Faulty Nikon D80: repair or upgrade with new lens?

I have a faulty Nikon D80 with two superb lenses. What model is its natural successor, and what is the best quality lens I can get bundled with it? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 8, 2012 - 19 answers

Camera / Photography Advice

I’m looking for a sub-$200 camera to take close up shots of stationary objects that are 6-18” away. Could you help me figure out what camera to buy? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Feb 2, 2012 - 6 answers

iphone photography

Blog photography advice needed! [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Jan 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Extreme macro photography with a Sony NEX-5k

Using various relatively cheap adaptors, zoom lenses and lens-reversal rings (the greatest thing that ever happened to Nikon dSLRs!), I had fun taking lots of pictures of really tiny things with my previous cameras. However, now I have a Sony NEX-5k which, for its wonderful optics, great features and excellent resolution doesn't seem to have anything that I can find to do the same type of work. Can anyone recommend a hack or accessory that will let me take more pics like those I used to (or even of smaller things!)?
posted by luriete on Jul 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Really just want to take some cute pictures of my kid.

I want to buy an entry-level dSLR for everyday toddler/family pictures. Should I go with a Nikon D80 or a Canon Rebel Xsi? And which lens(es)? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 16, 2010 - 31 answers

Good cheap camera setup for taking top-down product photos?

Good cheap camera setup for taking top-down product photos? [more inside]
posted by nmaster64 on Jul 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Does ice-cream have a "good side?"

Help me take pretty pictures of food. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Apr 17, 2010 - 19 answers

What is the best program to make time lapse videos?

What is the best program to make time lapse videos? (preferably free) [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel on Dec 30, 2009 - 9 answers

A webcam as a means for recording changes in facial appearance over time?

Using a webcam (instead of a camera) for recording changes in facial appearance over time - good or bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2009 - 2 answers

What is a camera with a good nighttime mode?

I'm looking for an affordable, but still good quality camera to use for nighttime shots. My current camera is a Canon SD1000, which has an incredibly good macro mode, and takes decent pictures otherwise, but the nighttime mode leaves much to be desired. [more inside]
posted by linzenoonoo on Jul 16, 2009 - 17 answers

Bokeh my balls with this Kodak camera

I just got a kodak ZD 710 with manual controls. How do I shoot bokeh balls with it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 30, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I make my travel memories better?

I want to know how to remember my future travels better. I look back at some old travel pictures and think it was all a dream. What do YOU do? [more inside]
posted by bodywithoutorgans on Apr 8, 2009 - 19 answers

Yes, these photos are crap, but they are my crap.

Please describe your process for getting photos off your digital camera and into some kind of storage. [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Jan 24, 2009 - 18 answers

Help Me Photograph My Hands

I need to shoot a series of photos of my hands. I've got a good digital camera (that takes good photos, generally), I've got a Gorilla flexible tripod. I have a nicely painted wall or two to serve as backdrop...including one near a window where light shines in directly onto that wall. But while I'm not sure why this would be so challenging (I don't need GREAT results, just reasonably good ones), I can't get anything decent looking at all. [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jan 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Digital Pocket Camera with RAW?

I am looking for a pocket digital camera (point and shoot) that will store the files in RAW. [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Oct 31, 2008 - 12 answers

Guides/tricks for my new DSLR?

Please help me use my new DSLR camera. Are there guides/tricks for specific cameras online? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Jun 14, 2008 - 10 answers

Photo of the Rising Sun.

What caused the light to do the weird radial effect in my picture? I'm guessing it's the UV HAZE filter I leave over my lens? Does the effect have a name? Like some weird form of "blooming"? Shot with a Canon Rebel XTi with a 28-135mm USM IS, 6 second exposure.
posted by disillusioned on Mar 30, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me figure out what I should snap

I got a new camera for Christmas. I love it and want to do something with it aside from taking photos whenever I'm out somewhere. [more inside]
posted by icarus on Dec 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me keep track of where I take my photos!

What is the best, cheapest option to add GeoTagging to my Nikon D50 pictures? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Dec 17, 2007 - 7 answers

How can I use a tripod with a camera that has no tripod mount?

How can I use a tripod with a camera that has no tripod mount? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Dec 1, 2007 - 17 answers

Become a wedding photographer in 2 months

It's been suggested that I take wedding pictures at my friend's upcoming wedding in February as the bride and groom are doing a nice low-key affair. What camera do I get, and how do I get good decent at it in 2 months? 3 parts inside [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Dec 30, 2006 - 39 answers

Best every day dSLR lens and accessories?

This is a two part question: Which every day lens should I buy for my dSLR, and what other camera accessories should I get? There is [more inside]
posted by geeky on Oct 11, 2006 - 25 answers

GPS ready Digital SLR Cameras

GPS ready Digital SLRs : What are the best available? Coming soon? Am I better waiting until the industry catches up? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 25, 2006 - 16 answers

Flexible Digital SLR recommendations

I am planning to buy my first Digital SLR camera. What are your recommendations and why? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Dec 14, 2005 - 31 answers

What should I look for when purchasing a camera lense?

Canon 350D Digital Rebel XT: Should I get it with the kit lense or without? If without, what lense would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 7, 2005 - 10 answers

How can I take clear pictures in a small, dark club?

What are the best camera settings to use when taking pictures at a concert in a small club? Mine always come out really blurry. Canon S45 digital camera, if that helps any (4mp).
posted by adampsyche on Jan 25, 2005 - 37 answers

Camera for Mom

I'm helping my mother buy a digital camera for her extended trip to Thailand and have exhausted dpreview.com and the various other review sites. I need real-people recommendations: she wants something with decent resolution (at least 3 mp; I hope for 4 or better); under $300 hopefully; decent battery life (we tried a Nikon Coolpix but the batteries didn't last long enough - the Canon Powershot s50 batteries lasted for 200 shots and lots of flash, but the camera is just out of her price range); compact flash, since I have a number of cards for her, and ease of use. And it has to work with an older iMac with os9. Any ideas?
posted by luriete on May 11, 2004 - 7 answers

Lens advice for a Nikon D70?

I'm thinking of buying the new Nikon D70 digital, Nikons answer to the Canon Rebel. What lens should I get? I want to do travel photography big landscapes, nature, and occasional cultural/people shots. Someone mentioned this 17-35mm as very good but is that the best for this kind of photography?
posted by stbalbach on Apr 1, 2004 - 2 answers

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