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Getting The Clearest Shots...  
User currently offlineSupersellertim From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

Is there any secret to getting such clear shots like the pro's on here? Does it involve perfect lighting? It seems like all of my shots are soft and not crisp at all. Thanks in advance for helping a "newb".

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User currently offlineConoramoia From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 499 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

well i know where you're coming from since im an amature aswell but I recommend(as most others will tell you)
-have good knowledge of how to take photo..i.e..keeping iso to a minimum
-have a quality lens+body
-know how to edit
-know how to identify whats wrong with a picture i.e level,exposure,grain,backlit and so on

personally im not the best at all those things e.g editing but practice makes perfect!!

and never give up!
the best of luck,

Conor


User currently offlineMat1979 From France, joined Dec 2005, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

You need great quality lenses before all.

Add to that a nice camera body and you're done (don't forget to press the shutter).  Wink


User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3175 times:
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The general rule of thumb is, the faster the shutter speed, the better if you want sharp images and you don't have the steadiest hands in the world, like me.

User currently offlineAussie18 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1756 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3145 times:
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Quoting Supersellertim (Thread starter):
Is there any secret to getting such clear shots like the pro's on here? Does it involve perfect lighting? It seems like all of my shots are soft and not crisp at all. Thanks in advance for helping a "newb".

Post some of your pics,camera gear and what setting you used and we maybe able to give you some advice on improvments etc...


Cheers Mark.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3127 times:



Quoting Cvervais (Reply 3):
The general rule of thumb is, the faster the shutter speed, the better if you want sharp images and you don't have the steadiest hands in the world, like me.

not really....sharp images can be had at low shutter speeds..... proper exposure and focus are what is needed...


User currently offlineTopGun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

Selection of lenses makes a huge difference. All things being equal, a cheap kit lens will never take the same quality picture as a pro quality lens, especially at longer zoom ranges.


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User currently offlineSupersellertim From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

Alright. Here is one:
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6241/img0333copy.jpg
With the settings:
Canon Rebel XT
Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS L (That I rented for the week).
F/9
1/250 sec
ISO 100
+.3 exposure
200 MM focal length.
Or this photo:
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8981/img0295copy.jpg
With settings:
f/10
1/250
ISO 100
+0.0
145mm

Thanks in advance!


User currently offlineYanqui67 From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2005, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

I would increase the ISO to 200. The F stop at 8 would give you a higher shutter speed. With your shutter at 1/250, its to slow to freeze the action, thus the blurry shots. I try to get the shutter around 1/800. 1/250 is for a panning shot which requires advanced skills. It also looks like the weather wasnt the greatest. Shoot in nice weather wih the sunlight behind you and then when you get better you can try the crappy weather shots. I hope that helps

User currently offlineSupersellertim From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

That makes sense. I will try that next time! The pictures make the weather seem worse than it was. Any reason?

User currently offlineSupersellertim From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

I assume it is because it is slightly underexposed... Do you guys think that is the case?

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