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Post  rick1959 on Fri May 20, 2011 3:26 pm

With blurry photo's making the largest portion of the many available photo's, it stands to reason that being prepared for the possibility of doing the most you can with your camera could make the difference in taking that once in a lifetime photo.

FOCUS: Almost any camera can be "set" to get the "best" shot by simply focusing MANUALLY at infinity. Since many modern cameras use some sort of auto-focus capability, simply setting focus to manual and set for infinity avoids potential unsharpness due to focus hunting. Just look at the many videos hunting while the camera attempts to focus.
BONUS consideration: Since it appears that UFO's seem to sense being observed, turning off auto-focus capability also turns off sending infrared focusing beams that may allow for detection of what you are trying to do.

EXPOSURE CONTROL: Most cameras try to "average" the exposure of the scene you are trying to photograph. In addition, many cameras have limited dynamic exposure capability, causing detail to be lost between over and under exposure. At night and with very bright subjects, averaging of exposure can cause the subject to be over exposed and the surrounding area to be underexposed. So, consider MANUAL exposure capability of your camera, so you can concentrate on getting the best exposure of the subject, leaving the surrounding area to be of less significance, exposure-wise.
BONUS consideration: When setting your camera to expose for bright subjects, the oft times result is a higher shutter speed, regardless of the type of camera. This increases the chance you'll get a more crisply exposed shot of the subject.

STABILITY: Many modern cameras offer some sort of stability control, either electronic or optical. Use it. Optical stability tends toward more effective stability than electronic stability, because it keeps the image more stable on the light sensitive material (whether it be electronic or conventional film). Electronic systems tend decrease the frame size to gain a stabilized image.
BONUS consideration: YOU holding the camera STABLE probably works best. Consider finding something to lean against. Or, simply set the camera on.
And, if nothing else: Try to relax and breathe!!

This is just a quick list of considerations and hardly "expert" opinion!!!!

The hope in presenting this brief and incomplete list is to get YOU to THINK when grabbing a camera for that possible brief shot you may not get a second chance with.

Looking back at older photographs, some of the best have been with simple cameras and black&white conventional film.

And, who knows. Maybe you'll just get some better everyday pictures while you wait for that once-in-a-lifetime shot!!

Please add your own thought's and experience to help make this topic better!!!

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