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01/25/2005 09:28:02 AM · #1
Here's the shot I'm trying to pull off. I can't seem to hold the quality through the entire depth of the photo. I'm using a point-and-shoot Sony camera with no true manual mode, so sometimes I end up figting the camera.

I used a short focal lenght to keep the object balls blury to exagerate the distance. But in doing so, I also lost some of the integrity of the photo. I didn't have time yesterday to retake the shot, but I was hoping someone could offer some pointers. I want to keep the cue ball as the focal center of the photo, but I don't want to lose the object balls. Will a longer exposure help?

Any tips would be apprecaited.

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01/25/2005 10:17:28 AM · #2
Interesting shot and while a longer exposure would lighten it up a bit I would think you need a secondary light source on the rack of balls. The cue ball seems slightly out of focus so, with your camera, you might be a little too close to it. Just my opinion, though.
01/25/2005 10:21:36 AM · #3
No manual controls makes it tough. I'd suggest lighting the area much brighter, lengthen the exposure. That should cause the aperture to become smaller, resulting in a little more depth. Keep up the good work.
01/25/2005 10:29:37 AM · #4
Clean up that cue ball too.
01/25/2005 07:34:09 PM · #5
Disagree about cleaning up the cue ball - I think it makes it less of a stock shot. I suppose it depends upon what you are trying to achieve.



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