Faster shutter

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  1. millyb

    millyb TPF Noob!

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    I have got the panasonic DMC FZ5 and when I want to take pictures of my kittens jumping in the air to catch things it comes out blurred. So I looked in the manual and it was going on about increasing the shutter speed so I increased it to 1/400 and when I took the shot everything was incredibly dark (you couldnt make out the kittens at all) is there anything I can do to stop this. By the way I was taking the pictures in the morning
     
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    JOAT TPF Noob!

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    When increasing the shutter speed you get less light. I'm guessing you were indoors? If you can adjust your ISO to 400 as that is the max i believe, that may help but most likely using a flash may have better results indoor.
     
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    When you increase shutter speed, you also need to increase ISO or increase aperture size (lower number). If you aren't used to dealing with exposure, try using shutter-priority with a high ISO set. The camera will then pick the aperture for you.

    Flash is the easiest way to freeze that kind of action, though. Depends on the look you want.
     

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