Do you find yourself thinking something like this: “I’m doing everything right in the field, but my pictures just aren’t as sharp as I want. When I look around at others’ pictures, they are way sharper than mine. What am I doing wrong?” If so, you are not alone. I have thought that plenty of… Continue reading Why Aren’t My Pictures As Sharp as Professional Photos?
I don’t put much stock in conventional wisdom. It is not that I make a conscious decision to ignore it, but I just seem to naturally recoil from it. Sometimes that serves me well in that I don’t accept things that are wrong or useless, but other times it causes me to spend a lot… Continue reading Should You Turn Off Image Stabilization When Using a Tripod?
Everyone wants a create tack sharp pictures. We spend a lot of money in the pursuit of sharp photos. We also spend a lot of time and effort in the field to make them sharp. We fuss over stabilization, exposure, and focus. If you aren’t familiar with the things you might do to make your… Continue reading The Tools for Creating Sharp Images
The sharpening process is divided into three parts. First, you will do something called input sharpening, which is where you add a little sharpening to compensate for the inherent fuzziness of RAW digital capture. Next, you will apply sharpening to key areas of your photo to make them stand out. Finally, the third step is… Continue reading Output Sharpening Made Easy
The sharpening process is broken down into three parts and this series will cover all three. In this first part, called Input Sharpening, you eliminate the inherent softness of a RAW file. The second part is called Creative Sharpening, and it is where you sharpen the picture to enhance it and draw the viewer’s eye… Continue reading Understanding Input Sharpening
If you want to guarantee sharp photos, I propose that you always make sure your hand-held photos are shot with a shutter speed that is double your focal length. Let me explain. Most sharpness problems with your photos are not because your lens isn’t good enough. It usually isn’t because of a bad focus or aperture… Continue reading A Simple Rule to Guarantee Sharp Photos
I received a question from a reader about how to make his photos sharper, which I think might apply to a lot of people. With his permission, here is his question and my response: Jim, I am enjoying your interesting and helpful articles on outdoor photography. I am shooting a Canon 30D and enjoy using my… Continue reading Q&A: How to Get Sharper Photos
Using a tripod opens up a world of possibilities. It allows you to use slower shutter speeds than you would otherwise be able to use. You can blur out the water in waves or waterfalls. You can create star trails. Or you can just make sure your shot is tack sharp. But to do so,… Continue reading 10 Keys to Successful Tripod Use
Everyone struggles with taking sharp pictures. It is universal in photography. Many beginners are trying to just avoid blurry pictures. But as people progress with photography, while blurry pictures are typically no longer a problem, the quest for sharper pictures continues.