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  1. hercry1441

    hercry1441 TPF Noob!

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    so today i went outside and tried to take a couple macro shots of insects//spiders
    but they all turned out to be a little bit soft!
    could this be because of my hand not being perfectly steady? or is it just something i have to resign myself to with a digital point-and-shoot camera?
    HELPPPP
    thanks in advance!
     
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    what lens do you have and what body are you using it on?

    That might have something to do with it

    ~Michael~
     
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    oh man..
    the camera is a canon powershot sd400
    im a noob, i dont know what lens =[
     
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    can you post an example. It will help us assist you
     
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    yeah sorry here it is
    [​IMG]

    also i was using the digital macro mode on my camera, if that's relevant
    thanks so much!
     
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    The blossom looks sharp. It appears that you just focused on the wrong subject if you wanted to catch the spider.
     
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    I agree with Eric. Also, if you camera has manual settings, try to set the aperture to a higher f number.
     
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    hercry1441 TPF Noob!

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    but if my camera auto-focuses, how do i get it to focus on the spider? just keep trying multiple times and wait it out?
     
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    can you manual focus?
     
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    no, i cant change the aperture
     
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    haha sorry can't keep up with the posting!
    no, i cant manual focus
     
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    I think you may be stuck with taking multiple images. Keep trying, you'll get a better one
     

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