Many beginners who switch from fully automatic DC to DSLR will encounter the same problem-why are the photos taken from DSLR not clear and sharp enough? Let’s take a look at 5 tips for taking clear and sharp photos!
(1) Half-Press to Lock Focus
This common-sense seems to be a lot of novices do not know! Remember to press halfway to focus the subject before shooting. The camera’s focus point will usually turn green, telling you that the subject is in focus. If you want to compose the picture, you can press the shutter button halfway and the camera will lock the focus point by itself.
Another point is that it is recommended to use “single-point focus” in each static environment to make the focus point more accurate!
(2) Avoid camera Shake and Pay attention to the Safety Shutter
Shaking is the cause of most photos blurring. The solution is very simple. Pay attention to the “safety shutter”. The algorithm of the safety shutter is:
Safety shutter = (1 / focal length) seconds
Example: For example, when shooting a bird with a focal length of 200mm, our security shutter is theoretically 1/200 second, that is, if the shutter speed is slower than 1/200 second, the photo will be blurred due to shaking.
However, it should be noted that the shutter speed of a normal person cannot be slower than 1/50 second when holding it, even if you use an 18mm focal length, the “safe shutter” when holding it is still faster than 1/50 second instead of Calculated 1/18 second.
(3) Avoid using the Maximum or Minimum Aperture
The best image of a lens is often the middle aperture, which is f/8-11. The maximum or minimum aperture may also make the imaging worse, leading to blurred photos. Therefore, many people will also hear other people say that it is better to take the aperture down by one or two steps for imaging purposes.
(4) Faster Shutter Speed to Capture Moving Objects
If it is shooting moving objects, such as birds, racing cars, and sports we must use faster shutter speeds (such as 1/800s, 1/2000s) to “solidify” the subject, otherwise, it will produce Blurred photo.
(5) Turn off the Shockproof Function when using a Tripod
The “anti-shake function” on the camera or lens can help reduce the chance of hand-held vibration, but if it is used with a tripod, it may have adverse effects. Photos will be exposed to long-exposure due to the movement of the body ’s light-sensitive elements or lens components Blurred images are generated during shooting, so if it is on a tripod, it is best to turn off the “anti-vibration function”!