View Full Version : Candid Shots ?
08-01-2001, 09:07 PM
Has any body figured out how to take candid shots of children using a digital camera ??
I Think it must be just about impossible to get a good one as the "shutter " goes off long after the action has happened.
Posed family shots the digital camera is great but for action images.... I don't know. Any tips ??
Camera is a Olympus D-360L
08-02-2001, 07:27 AM
This is too funny and soooooooooooo true! Also applies to cats and dogs, I've found.
The best luck I've had is to keep the camera out and on and to try to take as many shots as possible during a "moment". Most will be blurred, unuseable, throwaways, BUT one or two may be classics. Takes a lot of time and patience, but it's worth it.
I think the next big step will be for manufacturers to eliminate the delay between pressing the button and the shutter opening.
Commiserating with ya! ;)
08-04-2001, 09:35 AM
08-04-2001, 06:51 PM
J.Dillon: After reading your post, I checked out the delay on my out-of-date digital camera. There is a very slight delay, perhaps a quarter of a second. I wouldn't expect that to be a serious problem even with active children. Perhaps there are differences among digital cameras in this regard.
Dave: I'd say your timing on the leaping cat is just about perfect. The blur is caused by too slow a shutter speed, not by delay between the time you pressed the button and the shutter released Unless, of course, you meant to catch the cat sitting on the post.
08-07-2001, 06:26 AM
My digicam (HP315) has a focusing mode when I press the button only in the half way.A green light is blinking, then when I want to take the photo I press the button again.
The longer time is when the camera is focusing, the shutter is very fast when you have enough light.
Check your camera's user guide maybe yours has a focusing mode too.
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