How to take clear digital photos

Clear digital photography is what all photographers want

Taking clear digital photos is something all photographers desire. However, getting a clear, clear and sharp image can be difficult for many people, especially those who are new to digital cameras. 

How to take clear digital photos Picture 1 How to take clear digital photos

How to take clear digital photos


Hold the camera steady

Most blurred photos are caused by camera shake when holding the camera unsteadily or the impact of pressing the shutter button and the shutter. While the best way to deal with camera shake is to use a tripod, most of the time it's just hand-held when shooting. Use both hands to hold the camera, keep the camera close to your body, maybe against a wall or tree,.


Using a tripod

The best way to reduce or even completely eliminate camera shake is to use a tripod. While this is impractical, you will get the results you deserve.


Choose a fast shutter speed

Perhaps one of the first things you need to keep in mind when you want to take clear photos is the choice of shutter speed. Obviously, the faster shutter speed will be less affected by camera shake and will easily "stick" to any moving subject in the shot. The result is a reduction in both types of blur in shots, caused by moving subjects or camera shake.

Remember the shutter speed rule is to choose a shutter speed with a denominator greater than the focal length of the lens.

  1. If the lens has a focal length of 50mm, do not shoot slower than 1/60th of a second.
  2. If the lens has a focal length of 100mm, shoot at 1/125 second or faster.
  3. If the lens has a focal length of 200mm, shoot at 1/250 sec or faster.

Remember that if you choose a faster shutter speed, you will need to adjust the aperture to compensate for the exposure, but this will result in a narrow depth of field and make it harder to focus your shot.


Choose the Right Aperture

How to take clear digital photos Picture 2 Choose the right aperture when taking photos

Aperture affects depth of field - the clear area of ​​the image. If you decrease the aperture - increasing the number, ffor example, f/22will increase the depth of field, which means that the image will be in focus for the entire scene whether near or far. Conversely, if you increase the aperture - decreasing the number ffor example f/4will narrow the area of ​​focus, which means that the focus area is limited and you have to pay more attention in focusing on the right subject.


Choose a low ISO speed

ISO is the third factor in the exposure triangle, its direct effect is to make the image grainy. If you choose a high ISO level will allow shooting at a faster speed and smaller aperture, necessary for capturing clear images. Because a high ISO level will make the image grainy and the amount of noise will vary from camera to camera, so try to use as low an ISO as possible.


Using image stabilization

Some cameras and lenses have Image Stabilization using different technologies, which does not completely eliminate but also reduces the effects of camera shake. Keep in mind that this function only helps to reduce the effects of camera shake for low-speed shooting, and not for capturing moving subjects.


Focus on the right subject you want to capture

Perhaps the correct focusing technique is the main factor affecting the clarity of the shot. Most of us often use the camera's auto focus mode - Auto Focus without thinking that the camera can also focus incorrectly. So always check on the monitor to make sure the image is in focus before pressing the shutter button. This is essential when shooting with a large aperture, narrow depth of field, as long as the subject is slightly deviated from the clear area, it will be blurred.


Use a good lens

This is necessary for professional cameras - DSLR. If you can afford a good quality lens, you will also get sharper images and it should be noted that not all lenses are of equal quality. A popular digital camera, if it has a good lens, can still capture beautiful photos no less than the more advanced machines.


Get your eyes checked

Check to make sure your eyes are okay, especially when using glasses. If your camera has a "Diopter" knob, which is a rotating wheel located next to the viewfinder, use it to adjust it to your eye.

How to take clear digital photos Picture 3 Viewfinder - Diopter on digital cameras


Clean the camera

Dirt, dust, . on the lens or image sensor will affect the quality of the photo. Similarly, if the image sensor of a DSLR camera - a removable lens, if it gets dusty, it will create spots on the image after taking it.


Choose the sharp point of the lens

The lens has a point in the aperture range that is sharper than the others called the Lens Sweet Spot. In many cases the sharp point is one or two levels from the maximum aperture. So instead of shooting with a wide-angle lens - Wide has a fsmall number, pull back a level or two and you'll get a clearer picture.

Reasons for not taking clear pictures

Now we will learn more about the main causes of lack of sharpness to know how to fix it.


Incorrect focus

One of the most common causes is that the image is not in focus properly. This can happen when you focus on the wrong subject in the scene, the shooting distance is too close for the camera to focus, the wrong aperture selection makes the depth of field too narrow, or the shooting operation is too tight. quickly when the camera can't focus.


Moving subject

Another type of blur in photos is the result of capturing a moving subject, which is often caused by a slow shutter speed.


Camera shake

The image will be blurred similar to when shooting a moving subject. This is often related to the shutter speed and/or stability of the camera.


Image is grainy

The grainy image will not be clear because the noise will "overlap" some pixels and lose the details of that pixel. It's like when you watch a TV with noise.