In this post I’m going to stick to the basics and outline 5 reasons why you’re getting blurry photos.
The basics of exposing a photo come down to three main variables: Shutter speed, Aperture and ISO.
So lets hop straight into it.
1. Shutter Speed
The number one reason your photos are blurry is because your shutter speed is too slow.
2. Your Lens
Lens choice will also have a big effect on the sharpness of your photos.
Firstly as mentioned in point # 1 above, the longer the focal length, the faster you need to set your shutter speed. Camera movements are accentuated at longer focal lengths, so a faster shutter speed helps to counter this. The longer the lens, the faster you will need.
3. Focusing your camera
It seems obvious to mention this point, but having the subject of your image clearly defined, and then in focus, is technically what an “in focus” image actually is.
4 .The quality of the light
Light quality will also affect the apparent sharpness and can lead to blurry photos.
5. Camera stability
However, If I can lock my camera down on a tripod so it wont move, then I can do exposures for as long as I want.
An extra point on this is to minimise camera movement by firing it remotely or on a timer.
OK, that’s it. 5 reasons why your photos are blurry, and what you can do about it.
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