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Tutorials by JFotography - Table of Contents. Achieving Better Focus and Sharpness in Your Images. Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+.

Achieving Better Focus and Sharpness in Your Images

This tutorial was first published in October, 2009. The most common complaints I hear from most photographers of any experience level is "my images aren't sharp", and "I can't get my focus to lock". Most want to blame their equipment and, while there are many instances that equipment is to blame, I have found a vast majority are just simple user error. This is often down to a lack of understanding of how an autofocus (AF) system works. This tutorial will give you a better understanding of focus and sharpness, and hopefully help you take photographs that you're very happy with! Projects. Happy February everyone!

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I am still planning on running more photo challenges via sh1ft.org photographic projects, but in the meantime I thought I would share the fun Instagram photo challenges that I’ve come across. Since I got my hands on an iPhone a few months ago, it’s been fun to use Instagram as another way to connect with other people and now that there’s more challenges, it’s great to see people get creative with their photos.

Compose with Fibonacci's Ratio for Phenomenal Photos. JadeMountain28.jpg (JPEG Image, 1800x900 pixels) DropMocks. Most Popular Photography Tips, Tricks, and Hacks of 2010. Take a People-Free Photo in a Crowded Place. 85+ Breathtaking Tilt-Shift Photography Inspirations. Tilt-Shift photography is the technique of using selective focus. This is used to reduce the magnitude of large size photos to make it into miniature models.

One moves the lens adjacent to the plane of the image in the shift phase while moving the lens through an angle to that of the image plane is termed as tilt. During the tilt step, a large aperture is used so as to obtain a shallow depth of the field under focus. The ultimate aim is to tilt the lens so that only a small portion of the larger perspective is under focus.

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