Monday, November 8, 2010

I Have Thought About How to Make Sharp Photos...

from a moving vehicle.



The main tip is to shoot in manual, setting the exposure to at least 1/350 seconds.

Any photo taken at less than f8 will be a bit soft, but can be sharpened, if needed.

Setting the ISO last, not first, ensures balanced exposure.
It may mean that the final photo may be a bit grainy, but that is better than a dizzy blur.

There is a useful explanation of the science involved on a site
"A Sibilant Intake of Breath".
It's called "Try f/8".

Oh... and I almost forgot... I always use a sturdy travel tripod to keep the camera steady.

3 comments:

Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks. Stupid question, perhaps, but do you shoot digitally? Does anyone still use film? I ask because I enjoy trying to work with my cheap, simple digital camera. I've sometimes had the urge to buy a digital camera that has all the features of old SLR, but I kind of enjoy the simplicty of what I use now.
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Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

If you look back to the beginning of this blog, it pretty much tracks my efforts to learn photography.

I started with a Pentax MZ50 Film Slr but really got going with a Canon Digital Rebel.

I still like to use film, but it is relatively expensive and digital seems to have made me a bit lazy.

If you look at Davimack's comments on various posts, you will find some really good advice.

Certainly, I think a small digital camera is excellent... and it is less intimidating in a relaxed social setting, perhaps.

Evan Johnson said...

tripod is definitely key