Newbie Here needs help.

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' started by jacobk, Apr 16, 2011.

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    jacobk

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    Hey everyone, my name is Jake, and I am new to the whole photography scene. I recently purchased a Nikon S9100. I was going to get an SLR, but i really like the compact cameras. In my spare time I breed and raise pythons, so I want to be able to take very good quality photos that look natural. I also just built myself a lightbox to help with taking better pics. If anyone can give me some advice, guidance, ANYTHING, I would really appreciate it.
    My photos are kind of fuzzy and it seems like I can not get enough light into my light box. I tried posting pics to see if someone could give me advice but it wont let me post.
    Thanks ALOT guys
     
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    Pixurman

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    Just remember, a "photograph" means a "picture made from/with light". No light, no picture. The light levels you are using are so weak, that your "shutter speeds" are also so low that your camera is shaking during exposure. Either get a tripod, or move your Snake Habitat near a window or outside. The use of reflector-cards will also be great to direct your light from above, to the sides of your subject. Shiny white cardboard, or crinkled aluminum-foil taped to cardboard work great. GET MORE LIGHT.. Pixurman
     
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    well dude thanks to all guys who shared these information with all :)
     
    dukeunique, Sep 8, 2011
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    Just a few quick suggestions to help. The person before me hit it right. if your shutter speed is too slow your picture will blur. try to shoot on manuel mode if the camera has it and speed up your shutter speed. Im a firm believer that the camera is only part of the equation. Look up great animal photographers and try to dissect the image. Figure out what was the camera height, angle, lighting directing etc. this is how i taught myself, and now have a successful business with great pictures.
     
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