Can-you-ID-this-filter: Focus, people, focus!
posted by Pinback to Etiquette/Policy at 1:55 AM (30 comments total)
Not to pick on anyone in particular, but of the last few
ID-filter questions, only 1 has nice clear pics of the object in question. Now I know cameraphones aren't ideal, and not everybody has a nice DSLR or even a good P&S, but blurry photos = more guesses / poorer answers = less useful AskMeFi.
- More light = faster shutter = less blur. Fluoro lights or halogen desklamps are good, outside in full sunlight is better. The 40W globe in your toilet? Not so good...
- Take a step backwards, or move the camera back an inch or two. Filling the screen is no good if the camera can't focus on the subject.
(Sorry, it's just something which I've seen way too much of recently, both here and on other fora I frequent, and in most cases it's so easy to fix with some care - a bit of light, move back into the camera's focus range, and voila! We're identifying objects rather than blur...)