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  1. alarionov

    alarionov TPF Noob!

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    Ok, I cant believe how difficult I found this to be only in the sense that I must have shot 80 pictures to get something even close to decent. Any suggestions on how to improve on the next ones? thanks
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    Even after noise reduction in photo shop there is still a lot of noise.


    ISO 400
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    1/200
     
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    What kind of light source were you using? Did you use a flash?

    To help reduce the noise you need to bring the ISO down and make sure you have enough light to get a good exposure.

    And if the image has noise try to limit the amount of sharpening you apply as sharpening will exaggerate the noise that's there.
     
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yea you should have used a flash. I tried drops and gave up :p only had some keepers. BTW what r u using to make the drops?
     
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    I used the on camera flash
     
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    I used the on camera flash which lead to a lot of glare in some of the photos. I was using the kitchen faucet.
     
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    which lens and setup did you use to get it so lighted
     
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    I only have the kit lens so far that I use. I think the light you are talking about is the food dye. I put some food dye in the water to give it that blue color.
     
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    Since you're using the pop-up flash you can set the ISO to 100. You'll also want to turn down the flash exposure compensation to reduce the flash output so that your picture don't get blown out (I'm guessing you're pretty close to the action so you don't need a lot of flash). You might even want to put something in front of the flash to help diffuse it a bit. Tracing paper or even a piece of white plastic grocery bag would work. Leave the shutter speed at 1/200. Set focus manually.

    Good luck.
     

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