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!

Half-press to lock focus to keep the subject sharp when framing

(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.

Pay attention to the safety shutter when shooting handheld to avoid blurry photos

(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.

Although a large aperture can create a shallow depth of field effect, using the maximum aperture has the opportunity to reduce photo imaging.

(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.

Faster shutter to freeze the subject

(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”!

The anti-shake function can be turned off when using a tripod