sharpness

Holding Your Point-and-Shoot for Less Blurry Images

One of the reasons people get blurry images with their point-and-shoot camera is because of camera shake. This happens when the camera isn't held very steady, causing trailing in the image. Granted, there are other reasons—such as misfocusing—but browse through the images of many of your friends on Facebook and you'll see that lots of them are blurry due to camera shake. Here are a few pointers that we would like to share with you.

Never Take an Unsharp Photo Again

Everyone wants to have sharper photos; but they may not always be aware of what is making them not sharp. There are many factors and there are also lots of solutions to solve your problems. Here are a couple:



Prime vs Zoom, Can You Tell the Difference?

Think you're hot stuff? Most photographers tend to sing songs about how much their prime lens is better than a zoom lens. But how many people can really tell the difference?



Photo by Mike Pouliot

Four Tips For Keeping Your Images Sharp!

Ever had your heart broken by a great image that was "almost" sharp? Here are four primary causes of blurry images, and tips on how to avoid them!



Wildlife, Pets & People–Keep Those Eyes Sharp!

There's nothing that ruins an otherwise great image faster than a subject with eyes that are not sharp. By following a few simple guidelines, you'll be well on your way to avoiding this pitfall.

 

 

 

What Is Sharpness?

Here’s a diptych of  two faces. It's called “Angry Man/Neutral Woman,” and was created and copyrighted by Aude Oliva of M.I.T and Philippe G. Schyns of the University of Glasgow, in 1997. It is used here with permission.

Rules of Thumb - Finding Your Lens' 'Sweet Spot'

When defining the term image quality there are several qualifiers that go into the mix. Among them are tonality, contrast, brightness, and dynamic range, which is the degree of detail one can detect in the deepest shadows and brightest highlights. And then you have sharpness, which might be the trickiest to define.

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