Avoid Blurry Photos
January 2012Reasons for blurry photos could include a shaky hand, not enough light, or a shutter speed that is too slow.
Keep the Camera Steady
When focusing, remember to hold the camera as still as possible, hold your breath if you have to while taking the shot. If you are not using a tripod, try leaning against a wall, tree or fence for extra support. When you press the shutter release button, do it very gently to avoid camera shake.
Adjust the ISO
You can adjust the ISO if you have a digital SLR camera. ISO determines how sensitive the image sensor is to light. You can avoid blurred images by choosing a higher ISO setting or faster shutter speed. On a sunny day choose 100 ISO, on a cloudy day between 200 and 400 ISO, for low light choose 800 ISO and for indoors, action or night shots, choose 1600 ISO or higher.
Look for the Light
Watch how the light is falling on your subject, move around and check from different angles. You may need to find a brighter spot and recompose, or use some fill in flash.