Have you ever wondered why your photos turn out so blurry even if you're using an iPhone or the same DSLR your friend uses? More than likely, you're doing one of a few things that you can fix today.
First, you need to hold your camera still. Get a good grip on it. If possible, tuck in your elbows and arms firmly against the side of your body. When necessary, brace your arms or body on a chair, fence, or other stable object or surface. We like to hold our breath for a second or two when taking an important or challenging photo in order to get the shot.
Wait a Second
Secondly, don't be quick to pull away from a scene. Take an extra second to hold still: it's really not that long for the reward of a beautiful and better photo!
Lastly, if you've mastered those items above and are still having blurry photos, you may be using shutter speeds that are longer than you are capable of taking photos with handheld.
Depending upon what lens you're using, your lighting, ISO settings, and shutter speed all have a profound effect on the quality of image your photograph will produce. You can look up that information online or wait until we cover it in another blog post. As a general rule, you have to take great care to hold your camera still at shutter speeds of 1/60s or slower.
Most photographers need to support their cameras or themselves on something or use a tripod especially for 1/30s or slower. You can support yourself against something while using these shutter speeds, using a tripod, or selecting a shutter speed that's faster.
[reminder]What techniques do you use to get crisp, beautiful photos?[/reminder]