A Guide to Sharper Shots - part 1
Have you ever returned from a days photography only to find that some of your shots are blurry or soft around the edges?
You've spent all that money on a good camera so that you can record those special moments, or fabulous sights and when you get home and upload your pictures to your computer screen you get that sinking feeling and you know you won't get to record that moment again.
It happens to us all!!! The key to success is understanding why it happens. Thankfully, most of the time it can be narrowed down to one of 3 reasons:
In part 1 of my Guide to Sharper Shots we will focus on Camera shake, it's causes and how to eliminate them.
If your photo's are consistently blurry throughout the entire image then it is probably due to camera shake.
Blurry LensThe blur in this image is as a result of camera shake. In this instance the shutter speed of the camera was too slow, this could have been fixed with the use of a tripod.
This is caused by camera movement at the moment of exposure (when you fire the shot). When shooting in low light with slower shutter speeds this can happen a lot.
There are a number of ways to combat this and they will all work, so if your shots suffer from camera shake try these tips to put it right:
Hand Holding A CameraLeft hand supports the lens. Right hand holds the grip. Left elbow tucked in for stability. Feet shoulder width apart.
Shutter Speed1/200sec Shutter Speed
So, if your shots suffer from camera shake then try these methods to overcome it and you'll be getting pin sharp photo's all the time.
Look out for Part 2 of this Blog when we will be looking at Focussing Errors and how to fix them.
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