Below are the tips for capturing better photographs:
Every time I see at the creations from any of my
favorite professional photographers, they always amaze me at the crispness and vividness of their images. This crispness appears to always set a great photograph apart from a good photograph. No matter if it's in brilliant color or just black and white, these crisp
photographs are always astonishing.
A great number of factors influence crisp photographs.
So On With The Tips:
- Keep the camera from shaking. Any camera movement while shooting the image will result in blurred photographs. Stay away from camera shake by gripping the camera tightly by its body, then squeeze the shutter release on the camera gently. Try to steady your arm wit you legs somewhat apart and your feet firmly on the ground.
- Employ a stable tripod. Stabilizing the camera with a tripod is a good way to steer clear of camera shake. A tripod permits the camera to stay completely still while the image is being captured. While not always convenient, employing a tripod will allow you to shoot sharper images. If there is no tripod convenient, try a car window sill, a table, or other sturdy support.
Keep the ISO number low.
Your choice of ISO number (film speed) greatly affects the crispness of your images. Generally, photographs are the crispest using lower ISO numbers like 200 or less. On the other hand, low ISO numbers only work when the camera shutter speed is quick enough to halt the subject's movement. So when possible use the lowest ISO on a digital camera (Slower film on an SLR). The photograph of Yosemite's Half Dome was shot with. ISO 200 f/8.20 1/250
- Try the middle zoom and aperture lens settings. by employing the midpoint aperture and zoom position of a lens you can create sharper images. The optics in the middle of of your lens is always the best, thus obtaining better photographs.
Be prepared for still moments. To capture a crisp photograph using a low ISO, the photograph must be shot at the correct moment. So be ready to shoot the photograph as your subject becomes still, even if just for an instant. Try to anticipate that moment and shoot the photo at the exact right time. Here is an
image of "Gator" the Jack Russell just at the moment he stopped jumping. Shot at ISO 100 f/8.0 1/200
- Use manual focus. Using manual focus allows you to select the exact sharpest position. This becomes
particularly important using an aperture like f/2.8.
- Try a stabilized lens lens. By using a lens that features (IS), (OS) or (VR) can significantly improve the quality of your photographs. An IS
lenses' internal systems can detect the camera shake and offset it. In no way does IS does not stop blurring from fast moving objects but puts a stop to blurring from anything causing the camera to move like the wind or your hand shaking. The down side is that,
stabilized lenses are more expensive.
Crisp photographs are dependent upon a steady camera. To step up the likelihood of crisp photographs, lower your ISO and
seek better timing when possible. If you must use a high ISO then use a tripod along with your middle zoom and aperture setting. Also try using manual focus. Stabilized lenses can also make a big variance.
Mar 14, 2011