6 Helpful Tips for Sharper Images

Pretty much all of us want to take sharper images. However, there are a ton of things that can derail that pursuit, including equipment, camera settings, and even how you stand and hold your camera. If you would like to improve the sharpness of your photos, check out this fantastic video tutorial that features six helpful tips sure to put you on the right track. 

Coming to you from Jiggie Alejandrino, this great video tutorial offers six tips for taking sharper images. One of the most common mistakes I see people make that results in blurry images is using too slow a shutter speed for their focal length of choice or the action at hand in an attempt to keep the ISO lower for better image quality. While it is true that lower ISOs result in better image quality, it is important to remember that while modern noise reduction software is remarkably powerful, once an image is blurry due to camera shake or motion blur, there is not much you can do to save it. It is much better to have a sharp but noisy shot that you can work on in post, so don't be afraid to bump up that ISO if needed! Check out the video above for the full rundown from Alejandrino. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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