Most of the time we see the photographers (mostly the beginners) directly blame their cameras and lenses for getting poor quality of images. But is this fair? We loudly say No! You have to believe that you just can’t get Razor sharp images from a High resolution or any expensive camera. For getting sharp images in almost every shooting condition there are a few very effective steps or rules you have to go through. For instance, you are shooting without a tripod then probability of getting crispy images will ultimately reduce since a tripod helps you to be stable in the shooting situation, while holding a camera with your hands maximizes the chances of camera shakes that leave blur to the images.
Now without taking much more time come to the point.
Hold your camera
When you are a beginner your hands are not habituated to hold a camera for long time. And suppose you are doing your photography with a bit heavy DSLR camera then after a long time of holding your hands may start shake that ultimately affects the image quality. So we must recommend you to hold your camera very properly and try to keep your hands more stable so that you can get crispy images. Try not to make any kind of movement while taking the shots because your movement can create blurry issue in the images and later you may blame that my camera doesn’t capture fine shots.
Use Manual Focus
In the early period of shooting, beginners don’t try manual focusing. Rather they work with the default lens and camera setting. But actually they don’t know that your default AF setting can’t capture images as sharper as manual focusing (Some lenses do have back focus issues). And you can ask if manual focusing is same good as in lowlight, then we say yes! The only thing you need to do is that switch from using your View Finder to using Live View and to zoom the selected subject press the magnifying button. Then switched to the manual focus and adjust the focus ring to get saturated or details of the scene.
One of the great remedy matters of uncontrolled camera shakes due to our shaky hands is Tripod. Yes, Tripod -the three legs stand keeps your camera very much stable that also stunningly helps you get crisp and blur free images and it considerably useful while shooting surface is sturdy, means very rough.
We strongly recommend the Entry-Level shooters to carry your Tripod to your desired shooting location if you want super quality of images.
Clean the lens
Another thing you have to do is “lens cleaning” in regular basis. But one thing you have to strictly glue in your mind that camera lens is highly sensitive so you have to know every effective step very well to clean the lens. Here are some effective steps you can follow to clean your camera lens.
You should have a solid understanding of lens Aperture because lens aperture plays very crucial role in getting Tack sharp images. Smaller aperture (say F/22) increases Depth of Field (Focused area) resulting in both the selected and the background area will be sharply visible in the images (background won’t get blurred). On the other hand, when you shoot at wider aperture (Say F/4) you will get shallow depth of field meaning your intended subjects will totally be in focus and the rest will be gone blurred.
When you shoot at smaller aperture then your shutter speed will become faster, is the first thing. Well, you should know that faster shutter speed greatly minimizes the camera shakes to give you blur free images and photographers use this faster shutter when they have to capture any rapid moving subject because faster shutter also freezes much more action of the subjects.
We feel the need more to set ISO manually when we have to shoot at lowlight (Most beginners let it for “Auto ISO setting”). But we know that more we expand the ISO range more will be noise in the images. Anyway, when you extend the ISO, shutter speed will be faster and aperture range will be smaller but your images can’t resist noise. Most photography experts suggest to keep ISO range as low as possible to get razor sharp images.
When you have your photography session over back to home and work on some photo editing tools that might help you eliminate or add numerous number of things from your images so that it looks incredible.