Ensuring Sharp Images

 

There’s no use in learning great technique only to take blurry photos.  A nice crisp image makes all the difference between a great photo and a piece of garbage.  Here are few tips to help create sharp photos.  

 

Using Manual Focus

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Developing manual focus skill is essential.  With a live viewfinder, the easiest way to get auto-focus is to zoom in and then adjust the ring until the image is sharp.  

 

This is best demonstrated here:

 

A Clean Lens

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Keep a lens pen, a towelette, and spray handy.  Smudge and dust can make photos blurry.

 

Depth of Field

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Lower F-stops allow for less focus range (depth of field).  Use a higher F-stop to give yourself a larger area of focus.  

 

Minimize Movement

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Use a tripod with a timer and/or a remote.  Also consider environmental sources of movement like wind and vibrations.

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