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For indoor casual family shots, i usually use aperture mode and set aperture to wide open but shots usually come out to be blurry due to hand shake. What should i do? I am using D3100 (mostly at 200-400 iso) with kit lens (18-55mm).

So what mode do you guys shot in?
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post #2 of 45
I don't own a Nikon but I use manual mode only. You want a wide aperture (Low F Stop number), a shutter speed of around 30/1 (should be enough to stop most handshake) and ISO set to requirements, hopefully not above 400.
A tripod and decent flash setup would also help largely.
post #3 of 45
Usually program mode for general shooting. Sometimes manual for taking pictures of my computer or when P isn't cutting it.
post #4 of 45
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Originally Posted by Willhemmens View Post
I don't own a Nikon but I use manual mode only. You want a wide aperture (Low F Stop number), a shutter speed of around 30/1 (should be enough to stop most handshake) and ISO set to requirements, hopefully not above 400.
A tripod and decent flash setup would also help largely.
30/1 is 30 seconds... and with modern day DSLRs 400 ISO isn't pushing the envelope at all...

On topic: For quick grabs I use the shutter speed priority setting and set it to the minimum shutter speed to grab something thats not moving much with the lens being used. The camera adjusts for all else and even though this may result in an underexposed shot for some things i'd prefer that to blur.
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Manual or AP depending on whether I'm in studio and using strobes or outside.
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post #6 of 45
Same as Enthusiast. Quick family snapshots I mostly use shutter priority.
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post #7 of 45
Manual.

Use flash and/or tripod if you've got em.

Light meter is your friend.

Use ambient light. Throw your windows wide open. Turn on the lights.

Use a stable shooting grip and stance. The less you shake, the less the camera shakes.

If you still get too much blur, higher ISO/shorter shutter.
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post #8 of 45
Always manual.
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post #9 of 45
I use full Manual other than that I shoot on a P&S or (GASP!!) my Phone lol
post #10 of 45
80% manual, 20% aperture priority.
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