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    Photography Reminders

    Hey Guys! Asides from the tips here in CiC, what other reminders/tips/techniques/advice can you guys give to help get a better, sharper picture?


    What I use: Nikon D5000, 18-200VRII 3.5-5.6, and i have a nikon sb400

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    Re: Photography Reminders

    Shoot, observe, learn, adjust. Repeat for the rest of your life.

    And continue to read everything you can.

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    I'm trying my best to pay attention to my focal length and shutter speed. I have a few blurry shots recently that didn't have to be that way had I only been paying attention. Of course, I am referring to moving subjects. I just want to clarify that point... and, it now makes me wonder if you're referring to still or moving subjects. ?

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    Re: Photography Reminders

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew1 View Post
    Shoot, observe, learn, adjust. Repeat for the rest of your life.

    And continue to read everything you can.
    To paraphrase the famous French photojournalist, Henri-Cartier Bresson; your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.

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    Tripod.

    It will probably contribute to sharp images more that anything else (that and IS/VR/OS).

    In conjunction with a tripod I use mirror lockup and a remote shutter release. The first press of the button on the release raises the mirror which is the primary cause of vibrations; the second press releases the shutter.

    Glenn

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    Re: Photography Reminders

    Quote Originally Posted by Fstop Manalo View Post
    Hey Guys! Asides from the tips here in CiC, what other reminders/tips/techniques/advice can you guys give to help get a better, sharper picture?


    What I use: Nikon D5000, 18-200VRII 3.5-5.6, and i have a nikon sb400
    Hi Raul, many of the most appropriate techniques are situation dependent. What are you shooting (wildlife, macros, landscapes, race cars, portraits, etc.) and under what conditions (bright sun, moonlight, from a moving airplane, etc.) that is giving you a problem?

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    Re: Photography Reminders

    When using long lenses keep your shutter speed up. I think the rule of thumb for the minimum shutter speed is at least twice the focal length. Even that many not be fast enough. I call it barrel wobble. The longer the lens the more it multiplies the effects of movement (vibration) as the light paints the image on your sensor. Think about trying to shoot a rifle at a target a long distance away and how difficult that is. The slightest movement of the rifle will effect where the bullet impacts on the target area. So on a camera with a long lens even the shutter movement creates enough vibration to effect an image. That is what Glenn NK is talking about when he described his tripod technique.

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    Re: Photography Reminders

    I would expect that seeing other people's and your own images (as opposed to just looking at them) is the major difference between accomplished photographers and the run of the mill snapshot shooters.

    The tutorial information here in CiC is excellent and valuable. Another very good source of information on photography and photo equipment can come from a YouTube search.
    Last edited by rpcrowe; 5th July 2012 at 02:41 AM.

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