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The Secrets to Sharper Pictures

The Secrets to Sharper Pictures

Getting a sharp (seriously in-focus) picture is not as easy as pressing the shutter button. There are several things that you need to do ahead of time, or be aware of while you are shooting.

Main ingredients to getting a sharp image:

1. Using appropriate aperture

  • Moving target? Use at least f4 
  • Two people, use f4 / Four or more, use f5.6 or f8 

2. Maintaining adequate shutter speed

  • If handholding, keep your shutter speed at least two times the focal length you are using 

3. Picking your own focus points

  1. Change your camera setting so YOU pick the focus point, not the camera 

4. Know where to place the focus

  • More focus falls back than forward, so focus on the eye closest to you 
  • If a group, focus on the person closest to you 
  • The closer you are to your subject, the shallower your depth of field gets

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