Blurry pics(Canon PowerShot S2 IS)
Looking for advice on eliminating blurry pics when taking shots of moving objects(mainly my 14 month old son) with my Canon PowerShot S2 IS..

I have set the camera to the "AUTO" setting on the dial. As I'm pretty green to photography, is there another setting(or any other advice) to eliminate this issue? Thanks for your help..


Comments (6)

Need more information and a photo would helpAre you using flash? are you indoors or outdoors?Is your son blurry or the whole photo blurry?.

Since you are very green as you sayTime to learn about photography take photos ..

Comment #1

Sparky_ca wrote:.

Need more information and a photo would helpAre you using flash? are you indoors or outdoors?Is your son blurry or the whole photo blurry?.

The below image was taken indoors w/out flash. However, we experience this blurred effect indoors/outdoors and flash/no flash. Thanks for your assistance!.

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Comment #2

Try this for starters:.



North Wales photographs - Snowdonia & Anglesey..

Comment #3

There's a lot of camera movement in that picture. You can't really hand-hold indoors without flash under very many circumstances. The shutter is open too long...

Comment #4

That photo was taken at 1/3 of a second with no flash indoors hand held, even with IS on your going to get that result every time..

For indoor shots you are going to need to turn on your flash for close subject photography with in 2-4 meters. If you want to take photos with out flash you will need to place the camera on a tripod or something solid like a table and take the photo, keeping in mind there can be subject blur as 1/3 of a second is way too slow to freeze any motion and will pick up the slightest movements you might make while taking the photos.After reading on the basics of photography and reading your manual.

Try taking some photos in P mode, this is one step away from full auto toward manual photography. The camera will still pick shutter speeds an apertures but you can pick the white balance settings and the ISO.

Play around with the white balance settings for inside your home and see which one looks the best. You can also try and up the ISO for indoor photos to 200 or 400ISO I wouldn't go past 400 with your camera at any time unless you have an good understanding of post image processing and noise cleaning..

Hope you can get some good photos of your son soon, it wont take long as soon as you know your camera a little bit you will be taking photos of your son all the time.Post some pictures again once you got the hang of it..

Sparky_caGo take photos ..

Comment #5

May I recommend "S" (shutter) mode? Typically, you set the shutter speed to a setting equal to or greater then the current focal length for starters, then raise it higher from there until you get the non-blurred look your seeking. I.E. If you have a 50mm lens, set shutter to 1/50 or higher. For action shots, I would recommend starting at 1/250 and gradually go higher. Simultanously, the camera should give you confirmation for "F" stop which should give proper exposure, otherwise you'll have to lower the shutter speed until you do..

One more thing, your entire picture is blurred, seems your going to have to keep the camera steadier. No amount of camera tweaks will help if your swinging the camera around...Try anticipating were your target will be, steady up, then shoot. ..

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