Help with portrait question...

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  1. davidquillin

    davidquillin TPF Noob!

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    I recently got back some portrait shots I had taken. Here was the set-up:
    Window light only
    ISO 100 film B&W
    tripod
    camera was on auto...settings were F4 at 1/4
    Problem is the photos just weren't what I expected.(blurry etc) Camera is a Nikon 8008.
    A year or so ago I shot similiar setup with an old Pentax K1000 using settings I got out of a magazine and they were, IMHO, awesome...at least a whole heck of a lot better than these with the Nikon. I know it's hard to comment without seeing the photos but anyone want to venture any comments? thanx
     
  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Did you use a cable release? Pressing the shutter button on 1/4th sec is likely to cause camera shake.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    1/4 won't freeze much movement from the subject either.
     
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    was the exposure ok (where they too dark, too light, anything? or was the only problem the blurring?)?
     

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