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Help on what setting to use

Ok I have a digital camera kodak c633. And I never get a good picture of my brother when he is performing and I know there has to be some sort of setting that will help.

He is a dancer/singer and he is on a stage performing when the lights are usually dark where I set and the stage lights are lit up sometimes in different colors. So I have tried several settings and nothing seems to work. Some times I am where not flash photography is aloud. He moves around a lot on stage so tried to get several different options select is impossible it seems.


Also I don't know what you call it but maybe shutter speed. I am not that good with camera things but what type of camera is needed when I want to take several shot in a row. My camera takes one shot and I have to wait for it to let me take another picture. So what type of camera will alow me to take several shot like a professional photograph takes when doing a photoshoot to pick the best shot.

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Kodak C633

In reply to: Help on what setting to use

The first thing to try, is to turn-off the flash, if you are more than 12 feet from your brother.

That will give you a better chance at getting a photo.
But, it is likely the photo will be blurred since you will be shooting at a slow shutter speed and hand holding the camera.

The Kodak C633 is a basic camera with only a few controls.
It is not a good camera for taking photos in low light if the subject is outside the range of the flash (12 feet).

Cameras that work well in low light start at about $600 (the Nikon D40).

The only lower cost camera that might do OK for you, is one of the Fujifilm cameras with their Super CCD sensor and manual controls:

Fujifilm F30, F31fd

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=fuji_finepixf30%2Cfuji_finepixf31fd&show=all

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Thanks

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Thank you for your help Will the Fuji cameras have a faster shutter speed?

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Shutter Speed

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A faster shutter speed has consequences.
Go to a faster shutter speed, and the photo will be darker.

To use a faster shutter speed, you need more light.
But in your case, you can not add more light.
The flash is no good because you are too far away from the subject.

The Fujifilm camera can use higher ISO settings with less noise.
Higher ISO settings makes the CCD sensor more sensitive to light.
So higher ISO settings will permit the camera to select a faster shutter speed.

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Exposure is the balance of shutter speed, light and ISO settings.
The correct balance will produce the perfect exposure and a properly lit photo.

Here is a write-up on exposure:

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7593_102-0.html?forumID=58&threadID=241840&messageID=2469240#2469240

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