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Danilo S. Calub

Sharper Pictures

How can I come up with sharper pictures?

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7/31/2002 9:50:54 AM

Mark Oster  
Your question is a little vague, but if you are asking how do you get sharper pictures... the only answers are STEADY THAT LENS, USE A TRIPOD, USE A HIGHER RATED FILM, ie, 200 instead of 100 or 400 instead of 200. The "faster" the film, the faster your shutter speed (or less time the shutter remains open) hence, less time for motion to be incurred on the film.

At times when a tripod is not feasible, steady your lens barrel by resting it on a wall, a chair back, a fence post... anything to get that lens motionless. LENS MOVEMENT is what causes blurred pix. Stop the lens movement, you stop the blur and, as a result, you get sharper pictures.

Keep in mind, though, that you may not want to stop all blurring all the time. I think my best image was at a football game using 100 speed film at night. I zoomed and panned at the same time and caught the rusher in motion while everything else was a blur. Good luck, and don't be afraid to experiment.

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7/31/2002 11:49:42 AM

Mark Oster  
Zooming and panning at the same time
© Mark Oster
Danilo, this is the picture I was referring to in the above reply

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7/31/2002 12:09:04 PM

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