supersellertim
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Getting The Clearest Shots...

Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:50 pm

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".
 
conoramoia
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RE: Getting The Clearest Shots...

Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:05 pm

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
 
mat1979
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RE: Getting The Clearest Shots...

Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:52 pm

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
 
cvervais
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RE: Getting The Clearest Shots...

Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:54 pm

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.
 
aussie18
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RE: Getting The Clearest Shots...

Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:10 pm



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.
 
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JeffM
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RE: Getting The Clearest Shots...

Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:37 am



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...
 
topgun3
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RE: Getting The Clearest Shots...

Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:44 am

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.
I'd rather be flying.
 
supersellertim
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RE: Getting The Clearest Shots...

Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:05 am

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!
 
YANQUI67
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RE: Getting The Clearest Shots...

Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:41 am

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
 
supersellertim
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RE: Getting The Clearest Shots...

Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:45 am

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

Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:53 pm

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

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