Shooting people in low light?

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  1. Ihaveaquestion

    Ihaveaquestion TPF Noob!

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    Is their a way to avoid motion blur other than telling them to stay still?

    like pictures of people dancing in low light. Should I just break down and use the flash?
     
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    The only other things are pumping up the ISO and widening the aperture, but that's about it.

    You could cement them still?
     
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    Elmers glue. It keeps my hair in place, it should hold people too. ;)

    Um, seriously, i have no idea.
     
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    Philip Weir TPF Noob!

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    There is a special glue we use here in Australia for holding buildings down, like the Harbor Bridge and the Opera house. It's a mixture of Kangaroo dung and Fosters beer, guaranteed to work. "BIGFATBADGER" has answered your question. You could wait until their doing the slow waltz.
     
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    Well, if you get a good flash for your camera, and angle it so it bounces off the cieling or a wall, you can get some decent results. Other than that, though, you're pretty much at the mercy of your ISO and max. lens aperture.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    As already said... increase your shutter by widening your aperture or increasing ISO. This is where fast lenses come into play. Last resort use a flash. If you have a film body, try experimenting with higher speed B&W negatives of different brands too... its a different grainy look but can be very pretty too..
     
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    You a nightvision scope.
     

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