posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:49 PM
reply to post by solipsism
Did you move the camera, with a fairly long shutter exposure setting?
Did ou use a tripod, or at least a monopod, or was the camera held in your hand? Do you know the generally accepted minimum
speed, when hand-holding a camera, to prevent the sort of image blurring you achieved, there?
It is, at the slowest (with the ultimate steadiest hand)....1/30th second. 1/60th is recommended otherwise.
(Those are long-time standards, adopted and established in the early days of photography. BTW, 1/60th was -- maybe still is -- the proper setting for
indoor flash photography. Years ago, anyway....).
Thing is, nowadays....people who have never used an SLR camera, don't know much about aperture/shutter speed settings. Have no idea, often, what
their automatic camera settings are doing.
BEST way to learn is to actually experiment with an (older) film camera. Of course, a modern digital SLR would suffice, but they are quite