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Achieving Better Focus and Sharpness in Your Images

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+. 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. 1. My what? You can adjust the eyepiece to a fairly large degree, but if you need more eyesight correction, there are replacement diopters available for DSLR/SLR's from many of the major manufacturers in a range from -5 to +4 as needed. 2. What the heck are all those things in there anyway? There are two types of focus points, single plane and cross point. Cross point focus points will work with lines of contrast that align either way. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Related:  sarathsiripala

Digital Photography Tips: Digital Photography School How to Use Panning to Make Your Photography Come Alive | MCP Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers You are here: Blog Home » Guest Bloggers » How to Use Panning to Make Your Photography Come Alive How to Use Panning to Make Your Photography Come Alive As photographers, we are always looks for new techniques to improve our work and make our images stand out. But there is something you can do to add the WOW factor to your photos without a trip to the camera shop – panning. Have a look at this cyclist I shot at 1/350 of a second as he raced by me at 20mph. Now let’s look at another cyclist in the same location that I captured while panning him as he raced by. Many people are intimidated by panning but it is a relatively easy technique to master. How to do panning… Give panning a try and you will find an excellent new tool for your camera bag. About Dave: Dave Powell is a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. Previous Post: Merry Christmas in a FUNKY Bokeh Photographer Way Next Post: Giveaway: Win The Nevis Leather Camera Bag by ONA – $329 value!

7 Easy Ways to Freeze Motion with Your Camera | MCP Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers September 01, 2009 | 6 Comments |Add a comment As photographers there are times where we want blurred background and beautiful background separation. But other times stopping speed is our primary concern. We may want to freeze motion of a car, a plane, a bird, an athlete at a sporting event, or even with snapshots of our own kids running, jumping, diving, etc… If you have been shooting for years, you may already know all of this. Settings for the above shots: ISO 100, Speed 1/500-1/1250, Aperture f/4.0-5.6 – using Tamron 28-300mm lens (manual with no flash) Here are some of the many ways to capture a fast moving object or person without any blur or sense of motion (panning and other techniques will show purposeful motion – another post for another time). Using an SLR – a digital SLR is going to help you a lot here.

Understanding Histograms Possibly the most useful tool available in digital photography is the histogram. It could also well be the least understood. In this article we will look at what a camera histogram tells the photographer and how best to utilize that information. Virtually every digital camera, from the simplest point-and-shoot to the most sophisticated digital SLR has the ability to display a histogram directly, or more usually superimposed upon the image just taken. (The Hasselblad H1, the latest generation of film & digital capable cameras, can display a histogram on the camera grip’s LCD while the image is separately displayed on the digital back’s LCD.) On most cameras though the histogram display takes place on the rear LCD screen, and most cameras can be programmed to do this both on the image that is displayed immediately after a shot is taken, or later when frames are being reviewed. The 21st Century Light Meter In Bloom. Canon EOS 1Ds with 16-35mm f/2.8L lens @ 24mm. Dynamic Range Surf & Turf.

The 4 Best Types of Natural Light for Your Photography | MCP Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers You are here: Blog Home » Guest Bloggers » The 4 Best Types of Natural Light for Your Photography The 4 Best Types of Natural Light for Your Photography I’m very particular about light. If my shooting conditions aren’t open shade, overcast, or back light,….I don’t shoot. Here are some of my favorite lighting conditions to shoot in. OPEN SHADE: Shooting in open shade seems to be the safest lighting situation. OVERCAST: What can I say, I delight in overcast days! BACK LIGHT: Shooting back light is so much fun, yet does not always produce desirable results. AFTER SUNDOWN: Have I mentioned my new favorite time of day to shoot? I always notice light. Andee Tate of Crave Photography is based out of Utah and specializes in Weddings, portrait work, and photoshop mentoring. Previous Post: ClickInMoms Photography Forum: Winners of the Photo Classes & Memberships Next Post: FREE Valentine’s Day Mini Cards: Great Gift for Customers and Kids

Food Photography Blog and Food Styling Tips Get Photo-News with the PhotoVerse App Last week, the developers of an iPhone/iPad app contacted me about using my RSS feed to pull content for their new application. It’s a pretty cool idea, so I said “go for it!” PhotoVerse collects photography related news and blog posts like any RSS reader, and makes it handy for anybody interested in photography to keep up on their reading while also allowing them to share the articles on social media networks. In essence, it’s a preloaded feed reader just for the photography nuts. The developers also asked me if I would like to test out the application… but I’m on Android, so no luck. I have 5 coupon codes for a free copy of the app.

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