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How do I get sharper, in-focus pictures? Want to learn!

Rob_ZN

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"RE: How do I get sharper, in-focus pictures? Want to learn!"

Rob_ZN Registered since 23rd Dec 2012
Tue 14-May-13 11:03 AM

I've had some sharpness issues with my images as well, but it always turned out to be me at fault rather than the gear. If I suspected something, I'd do a test with a body and lens combination by setting it up on a tripod, or a wall, and taking some test shots. Usually I'd just use the self timer to release the shutter, but in all cases, the gear turned out to be OK.

So, maybe print out a something that your camera can easily focus on, something with hard/ high contrast edges, on good quality paper and take a couple of shots of it. You should see immediatelly whether there's a problem with the gear and then take it further.

If the controlled shots are sharp, then it can only really be technique, which just requires practise.

Oh, and Clarity in LR boosts contrast in the midtones. I believe that Scott Kelby in his LR book says something to the effect of "just pile it on" (if that's a technique) I just increase the value until it starts looking funny.

Hope that helps a bit.

Rob

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