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Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. 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!

Achieving Better Focus and Sharpness in Your Images

Achieving Better Focus and Sharpness in Your Images
projects projects Happy February everyone! I am still planning on running more photo challenges via 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.
Clarification: It's not the Fibonacci Ratio. It's the Golden Ratio (aka phi)- The Fibonacci sequence can be used to approximate the golden ratio, as each successive pair of numbers' ratio gets closer and closer to phi. This is the beauty of nature- Fibonacci numbers are present everywere in nature (count the chunks of pineapple in a "row"), as is phi (bend your index finger, measure from knuckle 1 to knuckle 2, and knuckle 2 to knuckle 3, divide.) But I digress, the point was that it's not the Fibonacci Ratio.

Compose with Fibonacci's Ratio for Phenomenal Photos

Compose with Fibonacci's Ratio for Phenomenal Photos
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. 85+ Breathtaking Tilt-Shift Photography Inspirations