10 reasons why your photos aren’t sharp (and how to fix them)

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    Reason No. 2 Your Photos Aren’t Sharp: Camera shake

    Advanced tripod tips: beat camera shake in any weather or terrain

    If you can’t use a shutter speed fast enough to freeze accidental camera movements, or camera shake, and can’t or don’t want to push the sensitivity setting up, then you need to put the camera on some form of support.

    A monopod can be extremely useful when you’re using a long, heavy telephoto lens and you want take some the weight off your arms and reduce the shaking that becomes very apparent as soon as you look through the viewfinder.

    It is light and easy to move allowing plenty of freedom to move the lens around and track a moving subject.

    However, when you need maximum stability, a tripod is the way to go. If you don’t need the full height of the tripod only extend the thicker leg sections and don’t pull-out the centre column to get the best results.

    Reason No. 1. Your Photos Aren’t Sharp: Shutter speed too low
    Reason No. 2 Your Photos Aren’t Sharp: Camera shake
    Reason No. 3 Your Photos Aren’t Sharp: Vibrations from touching the camera
    Reason No. 4 Your Photos Aren’t Sharp: Mirror-slap
    Reason No. 5 Your Photos Aren’t Sharp: Subject movement
    Reason No. 6 Your Photos Aren’t Sharp: AF focused on wrong subject
    Reason No. 7 Your Photos Aren’t Sharp: Continuous AF not selected
    Reason No. 8 Your Photos Aren’t Sharp: Continuous AF selected
    Reason No. 9 Your Photos Aren’t Sharp: Depth of field too shallow
    Reason No. 10 Your Photos Aren’t Sharp: Aperture too small


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    Posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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