Taking Advantage of “Poor” Lighting

Sometimes it’s hard to get really good pictures of Simon in the room where he’s sequestered. I just have one floor lamp in the room and some pictures that I’ve taken using available light are blurred, especially now that Simon is so active! When I’ve used the flash in this dimly-lit room, however, sometimes the pictures just look too harsh and bright for the soft and fuzzy subject!

Last night I got a couple of pictures/portraits that I really, really like of my son & his kitty, using the natural light setting on my camera:


The camera I’m using is a Fuji Finepix S5200, which has some pretty amazing capabilities — especially for a camera in its price range. I’ve put together a page on my website that features a variety of images I’ve taken with it: Fuji Finepix S5200.

I can’t imagine being without a digital camera these days. I’ve taken literally thousands and thousands of pictures since I bought it in January 2006. I use it every day at school to photograph my students’ artwork and I also take various pictures for the yearbook. I especially enjoy close-up “nature” photography (flowers, insects, etc.) but it’s been so much fun to be able to document Simon’s growth and changes, too!

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2 Responses to Taking Advantage of “Poor” Lighting

  1. Acoustic Bob says:

    I’m sorry, you lost me after “…chewing on my shorts!”

  2. Acoustic Bob says:

    Oh, and I know what you mean about your digital camera. I use mine a lot too. It’s a Nikon Coolpix 4100. With that and a good free photo-editing program, PictureIt Express, I can get some great results.