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DSLR – Getting blur free images!

Getting Started

Now that we have the basic DSLR functions and gear out-of-the-way, let’s continue exploring how to get blur free images. I say “blur free” more often than “sharp” since it is possible that a sharp image is not what is desired in certain cases. Although, there are “blur” effects as well, but, we will not get into that for now.

This is how I turn around in mid air!

Blur free image

Keep in mind that we are talking only about the creative modes on a DSLR, i.e., the PASM modes. In the PAS modes, you help the camera arrive at a better decision for taking an image of a given scene. In the M mode, you tell the camera what to do rather than help it to reach a decision.

As already indicated in previous posts, always watch the shutter speed. The other points to watch out for are how you actually press the shutter, the focus point and the overall exposure of the scene. Let us consider all of these in some more detail.

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Posted by on June 7, 2015 in Photography


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DSLR – Recommended settings for beginners!

Some Basic Stuff

Just one of my lens

Nikon 35mm f/1.8

Although we stopped at using the “P” mode and checking out all other modes on our DSLRs earlier, let us look at some more basic techniques to get stable, blur free shots. This is also the point where I will stop referring to P&S cameras. If you use your DSLR in fully automatic mode, then, it is only a big, heavy and expensive P&S.

Since I am using a Nikon camera currently, most of the terminology I use might be specific to Nikon, although, there will be Canon equivalents. For example, if I say VR, it means IS on Canon. Similarly we have focus, metering and other functions which have different “names”, but, are functionally similar. The camera manual has all these details regardless of which brand you are using.

Now, there are 2 basic points to keep in mind as we move on…

  • Always shoot in raw
  • Never to use the fully automatic/scene modes, excepting to learn from the settings the camera uses for them

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Posted by on March 29, 2015 in Photography


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