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05-24-2011, 09:20 AM   #16
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There's no exif data included with that photo, but to stop motion blur of a person, you'll need at least 1/250, and probably 1/500 for a child.

But keep in mind, motion blur is not necessarily a bad thing-it can add to the impact of an image, and I think it does add to the image you posted.

Also forget the running man and other scene modes. Take creative control of your photography so that the camera does what YOU want it to do, not what it chooses to do. There are a multitude of books and online tutorials in addition to this forum to help you learn what you need to know so you can transition from taking snapshots to making photographs.

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to OP, I was unable to look up ISO info from image you posted, but maybe you can try pressing the right button to bring up ISO range, and make it AUTO 100-3200 (or 200-3200).

I was thinking maybe you accidentally locked ISO at 200
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I have misplaced my manual (new mommy brain at work again!) but I remember reading it when I first got going I was overwhelmed by the size of it! I am so thankful to forums like this full of knowledgeable people to help. I tried the ISO and it was already at 200-3200 so I went to TV and changed it to 1/250 and no more blur! Thank you everyone for your help!
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Happy to hear you got it figured out rydalot. As for the missing manual, you can always use a PDF version:

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Shutter speed , Aperture, ISO sensitivity all work together Like others have said to freeze motion you must us high shutter speed At lest 1/100 or more. You can keep you ISO low, And use your F stop to adjust your Exposure, or you Can bump up your ISO and keep a wide F stop to keep a shallow depth of field. I would recommend learning more about exposure and how it works.
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It's worth downloaing a manual to have it. It may not make sense the first time but in small chunks it's OK.

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more light, the faster you can set the shutter speed. less light slower shutter speed. that is the rule of thumb I always follow.


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