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

FutureFocus

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

FutureFocus Registered since 18th Feb 2013
Tue 21-May-13 01:00 AM

To start:

Based on your experience and cameras output, to what degree do your images require sharpening, if at all? Is sharpening in post to be expected or unusual?

What software do you use to improve on/partially correct focus issues or sharpening? I use Lightroom. I have PS Elements 9 but know very little about it. PS2 which falls into the largely unexplored category as well.

Please look at the 4 pix in my gallery just uploaded.

To set-up these images for analysis I converted these from TIFF to JPEG because originally they were 200 megs each in order to upload these for forum viewing.

Due to the severe file size and dimension restrictions I had to dumb these down very considerably. I hope the EXIF data will shed some light.

If more/finer detail is required in order to make a better determination, please suggest alternatives for uploading elsewhere and how to post a link to them here on this thread.

Obviously the Boston memorial to the marathon bombing victims and the blossom contrasted to clear sky shots were subject to processing. How much sharpening was incorporated (if any) I don't remember. Nothing was done to either the squirrel/marathon shoe display shots.

All of these (especially the last two) represent the synergy of:

a) To some extent a lack of proper shooting technique or tools.
b) Camera settings not correct or optimized for that shot.
c) What the camera can or cannot do.

I'm more than just a little curious to learn about you thoughts on the 2 I attempted to process as to whether (or not) as viewed they represented or exemplified typical performance specifically in regards to sharpness.

That would give me an idea of what to expect going forward.

Thanks for you patience while I got these online

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