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Sherry L. Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/4/2007
 

Blurry Images


Is there a way to fix blurry images? I took some of my neices that turned out blurry, and want to fix them if I can. Thanks!!!


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4/8/2007 10:16:45 AM

 
Tony Sweet
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  Unfortunately, Sherry, blurry images is one of the things that cannot be fixed in software.

There are several ways to insure sharp images, but the most important is to use a tripod and cable release to completely steady the camera.

Also, switching to a higher ISO, like ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, and even higher depending on the camera can help to give you a faster shutter speed. However, the higher ISOs can result in grainier images (digital noise).

We all know that carrying a tripod and setting it up can be a bit cumbersome and can slow you down, but there is a reason that every professional in the world uses a good tripod and tripod head, and a cable release......and that reason is to achieve consistently sharp pictures.


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4/8/2007 1:37:01 PM

 
Sherry L. Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/4/2007
  Thank you, so much Tony. I appriciate it! I used strobe lights for the first time, with 14 kids running around, and the pictures turned out blurry some of them, and I wanted to see if I could fix them. Thank you! I had a tripod there, just had a hard time using it with all the children running around me.


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4/9/2007 5:06:47 AM

 
Tony Sweet
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  Well, Sherry, getting sharp pics of kids running around is a whole other ballgame, but try the high ISO thing. Maybe shout out a "Slow down!!!!" command could help for a few seconds.


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4/9/2007 5:11:28 AM

 
Sherry L. Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/4/2007
  Thank you, Tony. I will remember to try the high ISO. And, shout for them to slow down!!! Thank you!


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4/9/2007 5:16:09 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Sherry,
Tony gives you some good advice for preventing blurry shots due to slow shutter speeds or camera shake, but if you used strobes and still have blurry shots, it's more likely due to the focus being off, or the depth of field being too shallow to get everyone in focus. When you have a large group, you need to increase your f-stop to f/8 or so and focus near the middle or a little in front of the middle of your group.

Chris A. Vedros
www.cavphotos.com


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4/9/2007 5:46:58 AM

 
Scott E. Baker   Thank you, so much, Chris. I just got my lights and backdrop stuff 2 days before I went there, and really didn't get to learn them at all. I am new to portraits. Thank you so much Tony and Chris!


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4/9/2007 5:55:45 AM

 
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