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".
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!!
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...
Alright. Here is one:
With the settings:
Canon Rebel XT
Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS L (That I rented for the week).
200 MM focal length.
Or this photo:
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