How do I take an awesome self-portrait?

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  1. ravage

    ravage TPF Noob!

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    I never photograph things, im a total beginner, but when I try to take a cool self portrait, it comes out terrible, any help please?

    Fujifilm S700 + Tripod

    The cam is 7.1 MP but the pics come out blurry with alot of grain, any ideas on how to fix this?

    Thank you!
     
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    What settings are you using? I used to have a S5200 that was bad at ISO 800.

    More light maybe?
     
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    What ISO?
     
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    ravage TPF Noob!

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    Sorry guys, I have no clue what ISO is, nor what its set at :blushing:
     
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    can you post one up so we can dissect it?
     
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    More Light!!! (seriously)
     
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    lower the iso, use a tripod.
     
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    Take it outside, during the day so that it is bright out, but in the late afternoon around 4pm so that the lighting isn't super harsh.
     

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