Tips from The Experts: How to Avoid Capturing Blurry Photos

There’s always this challenge for most amateur photographers when capturing pictures. Even if you are a regular person wanting to take a sharp, decent looking photo, knowing the basics is very important because photos speak so much about our subject. There would be a lot of factors to consider to get seamless, crisp-looking photos. 

Here are some tips for you to achieve those nice captured photos and avoid them from being blurry. 

  1. Auto Focus

For starters, you may set your camera on the right autofocus mode. We suggest using a single-point autofocus setting if your subject isn’t moving and continuous autofocus if it’s not. Playing around with the autofocus setting does the trick.

Shutter speed

Shutter speed is another factor to consider.  Adjusting the setting can improve the quality of your photo. Let’s say you’re trying to capture a sports subject, choose the sports mode. You can actually experiment with this, try reducing the shutter speed and take a photo of a subject, and you’ll see if there’s a huge difference with the results. A faster shutter speed gives you less chance of shaky and blurry photos. 

  1. Aperture

Aperture is an important element in creating crisp and sharp looking photos. A wide aperture can often cause your image to get blurry, especially if you are doing landscape photography. However, if you use a small aperture, you would also need to adjust the shutter speed. 

  1. Using a tripod

One of the basic things you can do is using a tripod. Make sure that your tripod is placed on a stable surface. Be aware of your environment as well especially if you’re taking a shoot outdoors. Consider the wind and other natural elements that could cause your tripod to shake. 

  1. Consider correct posture 

Holding the camera steady and making sure that your hands are not shaking is important. Some techniques are done by photographers on how to hold the camera properly, like propping up your elbow on certain areas and finding a steady spot to lean to support the weight of your hands. 

With a bit of practice, you can master the techniques listed above. Photography takes a lot of effort and mastery. Trial and error are expected and that’s part of the process of becoming an expert. Taking several photography classes can be helpful as well and there are some courses online for free if you want to learn the basics.

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