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Ok, I know my photography stinks. I am hoping to gain some help from anyone. I am going to post a picture that I took. I was going to put it on the glock picture sticky. But it just looks awful. What am I doing wrong. I know it isn't the camera my wife takes pics with it that turn out fine. I have done close ups that looked fine. At least to me.

When I try something like this though it always turns out blurry and looking like crap. Any suggestions? It is supposed to auto focus.

 

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Double check to make sure you are on AUTO.
Be sure you are not on macro.
Try to stablize your camera against something firm (tripod is best).
If you have to use a flash, back off and use zoom to eliminate back-flash. You can crop with your software.
Be sure you are waiting long enough for the camera to focus. Generally, you push partway down on the button, the camera focus' and then you press the rest of the way.

Like shooting, practice. Good luck.
 

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Are you using a digicam or a phone? Looks like your camera is not focusing and you should probably try more light. If you are taking pictures at close distance, say within 2", there is a setting called macro. It's the little flower emblem, when it's activated, you should see the little flower icon on the viewer screen of your digicam if that's what you're using.

It might be time though for a new digicam though. Good luck, hope I helped.
 

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Also looks like you are moving while taking the picture. Try to stay as steady as possible and remember those basic shooting fundamentals and trigger squeeze. :)
 

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Ok well if I get off work in the am I will try it again with some of the advice I got so far and see if anything better happens
 

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I thought about your problem, and maybe I can help you out.

Just send your pistols to my untraceable PO box and I'll take pictures of them and then I'll send the pictures to your email box.

Oh, and I'll do all this for no charge. Really. No charge. Just send me the Glocks. You'll like the pictures.
 

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I'm pretty sure you're using a digital camera. 99% of pics are these days.

the button has 2 stages.
first stage (button half way down) is focus, most cameras beep once it is focused in this stage.
2nd stage (button all the down) is the snapping of the picture.

The picture should come out clear.
 

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I thought about your problem, and maybe I can help you out.

Just send your pistols to my untraceable PO box and I'll take pictures of them and then I'll send the pictures to your email box.

Oh, and I'll do all this for no charge. Really. No charge. Just send me the Glocks. You'll like the pictures.
ROFLMAO, good one Ted!
 

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Ok, I know my photography stinks. I am hoping to gain some help from anyone. I am going to post a picture that I took. I was going to put it on the glock picture sticky. But it just looks awful. What am I doing wrong. I know it isn't the camera my wife takes pics with it that turn out fine. I have done close ups that looked fine. At least to me.

When I try something like this though it always turns out blurry and looking like crap. Any suggestions? It is supposed to auto focus.
Your Fuji FinePixZ37 is a pretty new camera, it should do fine for you...

Your shutter speed is 1/4 of a second. That is very slow and makes it hard to hold the camera steady enough for a clear picture.

You need more light and to hold the camera steadier.

Find a nice well-lit spot on the floor between two windows... arrange your guns there and open your blinds or curtains to put some light on them from each side. Light from both sides will help eliminate any shadows.

Sit on a small foot stool or hassock and rest your elbows on your knees to steady the camera.

I would also use macro mode. Macro mode makes the camera focus to closer than normal distances. It will probably help and can't hurt.

Hope this helps...
 
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