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  1. #16
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    Look at these beautiful photos, especially the first one of the "Blue Fairy" fireworks!

    https://picasaweb.google.com/JediMas...36920386822274
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    They must have used a tripod. The pictures are all a similar angle. Very nice.

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    I love taking pictures anywhere I go, so I always have 2 cameras with me on every trip. I mostly use my 2 Canons. They both take excellent pictures. I just got a Fuji for free and it has 30x zoom and I can't wait to try it out at DLR in September. What I find helps with taking pictures is always to take multiple shots and use multiple angles. I figure if I take 5 pictures of the same thing, at least 1 is bound to be good. The tip for fireworks pics is to have a tripod, but they are so annoying to carry around.

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    Re: Taking better photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Winkster View Post
    What about a Gorillapod Alice - could that help? Or maybe they'd be too big?

    No good for quick candid shots but might be useful where you have a bit more time.

    Try a search on Amazon and see what you think.
    I think you mean one of those little tripods with bendable legs that you can wrap around things, right? I have one of those, but I never use it. I haven't figured out what to attach it to.
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    Re: Taking better photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Alice View Post
    I think you mean one of those little tripods with bendable legs that you can wrap around things, right?
    That's the one!


    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Alice View Post
    I haven't figured out what to attach it to.
    I'd suggest attaching it to the camera! (sorry - couldn't resist!)

    I think you can use it like a tripod but anchor one or more legs around fences, railings, chair backs, tree branches etc.
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    Re: Taking better photos

    for sure get a anti vibration camera, think of it this way if you move .5 of a inch and your trying to shoot 100 feet away, you could be off 3 or 4 inches from your focus point.

    learn how to use your camera, whatever it is
    don't always shoot full auto

    and here is the real secret, not all point and shoot cameras are just point and shoot, some have almost dslr qualtities to them
    plus it is getting easy to edit photos to bring out colour in the pics
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    Re: Taking better photos

    Quote Originally Posted by thehowells View Post
    learn how to use your camera, whatever it is
    don't always shoot full auto
    You just nailed my biggest problem. I'm lazy about learning my camera.

    I have just under four months till my next vacation, so I need to break out the manual and start studying! (But I am terribly lazy when it comes to reading manuals.)
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    Re: Taking better photos

    I can't wait to try out my new Canon camera. It takes such awesome pictures. I never have to photoshop them I took some nice colorful Mardi Gras pictures this weekend in New Orleans with it. It got me thinking about the colorful parades and scenic views that it will take when we're at Disney and I have trip insurance so if I accidentally break it it's covered...always a plus
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    Re: Taking better photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker Britt View Post
    I can't wait to try out my new Canon camera. It takes such awesome pictures. I never have to photoshop them I took some nice colorful Mardi Gras pictures this weekend in New Orleans with it. It got me thinking about the colorful parades and scenic views that it will take when we're at Disney and I have trip insurance so if I accidentally break it it's covered...always a plus

    What model camera is it?
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    I have a Nikon p510 and love it!! It takes HD video and has a awesome zoom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Alice

    What model camera is it?
    If also like to know, I'm considering a new camera and I have my eye on the 50hs...or hx...I keep getting it mixed up..hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Alice View Post

    You just nailed my biggest problem. I'm lazy about learning my camera.

    I have just under four months till my next vacation, so I need to break out the manual and start studying! (But I am terribly lazy when it comes to reading manuals.)
    I have a canon t3i dslr and recently took a class. The instructor said the manual is too combersome on most cameras. What i have found helpful is go onto you tube and search for some videos on your camera...regarding use and tips. And practice practice with the different settings (not auto) even on small point and shoots. I am tossing around ideas of where i'm going to take my dslr and where/ when i am going to just take my point and shoot in my pocket in wdw.

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    I have a Canon dslr but I always seem to carry my Sony compact everywhere because of its handy size. There's a compact bridge camera I'm saving up for now, it's a Canon sx500 and its got a fantastic zoom on it and as its a bridge camera you have the option of using it manually or on auto. I'm not sure if you have it in the US but maybe worth checking it out.
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