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Getting consistently sharp images on a camera can be tricky. Especially if you're utilizing the factory settings on a Digital SLR. Achieving tack sharp images is a. Tack Sharp is an eBook written by photographer and author James Brandon. Discover the secrets of the pros and unlock the true potential of your camera!. Tack Sharp is the ebook that started it all for my path as a photography educator. It has sold tens of thousands of copies on six different continents and is now in.
Learn the art of consistently nailing focus on your images Discover custom functions that have been hiding right within your cameras menu settings Say goodbye to the frustrations of blurry, unusable images Product Information Getting consistently sharp images on a camera can be tricky. Achieving tack sharp images is a culmination of techniques and custom function that are sometimes cleverly hidden inside your cameras menu settings. Tack Sharp was written for anyone who has ever struggled with getting sharp images in different situations. This process can be extremely frustrating and hard to deal with. If you struggle with getting consistently sharp images then look no further, this ebook is for you! Let me know if you have any further questions.
After all, there's no people to try to pose, no moving animals to worry about.
You just stand there, point your camera, and press the shutter, right? Just like any other type of photo, a landscape requires good lighting, excellent composition , and proper focus. Any of those things can be easier said than done, particularly getting the focus right. Let's have a look at a few things you can do to ensure your landscape photos are perfectly focused and sharp. Focus at the One-Third Point One of the simplest tricks for improving the focus of your landscape shots is to focus about one-third of the way up from the bottom of the frame.
Doing so accomplishes a couple of things: First, by focusing closer to the bottom of the frame, you ensure the foreground is in focus.
Using the image above as an example, the one-third point would be approximately along a horizontal line that intersects with the man's raised knee. As a result of setting the focal point at that location, the rocks nearer the camera are in sharp focus, the man is in sharp focus, and the background elements are in sharp focus as well.
Obviously, this isn't an exact science, but with some practice, you can quickly learn to identify the one-third point and use it as an effective focusing technique. Avoiding Focusing at Infinity As I mentioned earlier, it seems as though there's a misconception that landscape photography is easy because you can just stand there and snap the photo.
Part of that is often simply focusing at infinity, thinking that doing so means everything in the shot will be in focus. So long as there aren't foreground elements near you i.
But if you find that the landscape photos you take have fuzzy foreground elements, you can rectify the situation by setting the focus at just under infinity. Essentially, what you do is set the focus at infinity, then turn the focus ring ever so slightly, say 5 degrees or so.
What that does is increase the depth of field. You take a long exposure, go stand in front of the tripod, set the camera on the tripod, go stand in front of it and set it for two seconds. We move.
If you want to freeze that and get a really tack sharp image, you just need to watch your shutter speed. The next thing is every lens has an aperture setting that is the sweet spot for sharpness.
A lot of these are going to be probably towards the middle range.
Whatever the minimum shutter or aperture is of your lens that is likely not the sharpest spot. There may be a couple of exceptions. My Nikon 35mm prime seems to be pretty sharp no matter where I shoot it.
But if you are really looking for that sharpness, you may need to sacrifice some of that bokeh in order to get the aperture setting that gives you the absolute sharpness. When you are seeing noise in there, you are not seeing detail. Sometimes the color is weird with ISO. Something strange happens to the temperature as well. Number four is eliminating your human touch and just put it on a tripod and use a shutter release.
Your hands are going to shake. When you press it kind of leans the camera down slightly and when you release it bounces back up in your hand. We can have it on a tripod but one time Lee and I went out to shoot fireworks and she had her cable release and we were both on a tripod, but the fact that I had to go touch my camera meant that every time I touched the shutter button I was shaking the camera, even though it was on a nice stable platform.
Getting a cable release on a tripod really does help eliminate that. The fifth one on here is one of my suggestions: use a flash.
The reason I suggest that is because the duration of the flash is going to be shorter than your shutter speed. So if you can use a flash on your subject that will really help you increase and improve your tack sharp photos.
Alright, number six.
We mentioned before bokeh … but we want to say be careful with shallow depth of field. This is particularly true for portraits. If you struggle with getting consistently sharp images then look no further, this ebook is for you! My photography has changed forever. Life changing. Thank you for the information. Thanks very much.
In this eBook, James successfully dissects and explains the keys to creating the sharpest images possible in language that everyone will be able to understand.