Monday, January 18, 2010

How to Stop Taking Blurry Pictures

Isn't it annoying when you are happily taking pictures of your children running all over the place and you really wanted to capture the moment on camera. On your tiny screen, the shots still seem ok.

Until you download them into your laptop do you realize the horror of blurry and useless images and then when you need to print them out, you may be like me and slowly sift through the wheat from the chaff. As a result, I have become somewhat of an expert in deleting blurred pictures.

Let's face it, some cameras are better than others at moving pictures as simple as taking your happy kids. For those with a tight budget, some of the Fujifilm cameras are not too bad and my shots came out pretty well even though it was night and snow was falling fast.

Even with a reasonably good camera that doesn't blow the bank, here are some tips all of us should follow.

Try leaning against something steady like a wall or tree to steady your hand during the exposure.

A tripod greatly helps your photography. You can get a mini one which you can store in your bag.

Your camera lenses also affect your photography. Longer focal length lenses are great for sports but very heavy. I can steady a 200mm lens at a shutter speed of 1/500th of a second. The more zoomed in you are to your subject, the more difficult it is to steady the camera.

Practice and get to know how your camera performs too. Test the available shutter speeds to see how it performs. Review the images so you can tell which shutter speed is the best.

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