Let me start today’s post by saying, “Don’t wait too long to transfer your photos from your card to computer!”
Last night I went to get some pics from a fun photo day with the boys and my card read “no files” … I couldn’t get it to open anywhere. 900 photos gone in a flash! :(
Fortunately, I had already transferred half of them to the computer and forgotten to delete them from the card, but still.
Here’s the only photo from my camera over the last month that I have…. (taken with my iPhone)
Now, with that important PSA out of the way, let’s look at a few tips from the photography classes I took last month at Blissdom… Hopefully you will find them as helpful as I have.
(Oh, that reminds me that ALL of my Blissdom/Nashville photos are gone… Boy, am I thankful for instagram as a keeper of photos right now!)
To take sharper photos and avoid blur:
Move into an area with more natural light.
Shoot where the light is the best.
Increase shutter speed.
Use a single focus point, not “all focus.” (check your manual to find out how to do that)
Focus on one point – on people focus on their eyes or a bright spot on their face.
Take a deep breath and hold it as you press the shutter release button.
Hold your camera with a firm grasp. Use both hands and rest the lens of your camera in the palm of your left hand.
Think of your body as a tripod.
Tuck your elbows firmly in to your side while holding and aiming your camera.
Prop your camera up on something.
Lean on something strong to help stabilize yourself and your camera.
Think about being strong and stable with each shot you take.
It’s worth repeating, hold your breath when you press the shutter release.
Another option is to set your camera and walk away, using a remote trigger or timer.
You have to be willing to miss shots to get great shots. Exhale, slow down.
Don’t rush your shot.
Have patience and wait for the photo.