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How to Take Sharper Photographs

No matter how good your composition is or how attractive is your subject, if your fail to capture clear and crispy picture, it will not be able to satisfy your audience as well as clients. In short, clarity is the topmost requirement of a good photograph. Contrary to the popular belief, cutting-edge photography equipments have nothing to do with sharpness. The only way to capture clear images is to keep your camera extremely stable. Even slight unwanted camera movement can give you blurred images. Although balancing and stabilizing the camera seems very simple, it actually requires a lot more effort than you can imagine. Here are few ideas that can help you take good quality pictures.


Ensure your camera is completely stable

For this, hold your camera firmly. Use your left hand for supporting your camera and lens from below and the right hand for pressing the shutter button. Do not leave your elbows floating in the air; instead tuck them firmly to your sides. This will further stabilize your camera and help you reduce the unwanted camera shakes.


Stabilizing your camera manually is a challenging task and therefore, you must use specialized camera accessories such as tripods and monopods. Even tripods alone are sometime ineffective in balancing the camera. In such situations, use shutter release cable, camera remote control, and other photography equipments that will minimize your contact with the camera. Human error is the biggest reason for camera shakes and therefore, the less you touch your camera while shooting, the sharper will be the pictures.


Polarizing filters can help you increase the clarity of your image

These inexpensive camera accessories can seriously help you to capture better hues and shades, especially those of the blue sky and the turquoise water. Good amount of shades and contrasts will give a clearer look to your pictures. Apart from increasing the clarity, these camera accessories also help you to reduce the haziness, reflections, etc. thereby, improving the quality of your images.


Use a larger aperture setting

Small aperture settings always give you hazy pictures due to the diffraction. The best way to avoid diffraction is to use a wide aperture. Lenses usually give sharpest pictures when their F stop is 2 to 3 points less than their maximum aperture. Although the maximum F-stop will not be relevant for all situations, try to keep your aperture as wide as possible.

 

Focusing can also help you increase the sharpness

When you focus on something, you signal your camera to capture something specific. Focusing helps you to give importance to a specific part of your frame, thereby increasing the sharpness of that area. This way, you will be able to click crispier images. When focusing, make sure you first zoom in and then focus. If you set your focus before zooming in, your focal point will drift thereby changing your composition all together.


These photography tips are sure to help you capture stunning images. Also, keep experimenting with your photography equipments and camera accessories in order to ensure good quality images. For other helpful photography tips, keep reading this resourceful section. Also, choose from our wide range of photo studio equipments to upgrade your studio.


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