Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1342 (1:09:41)

Chris Marquardt

Today's Photo Super Power is how to shoot sharp images. Chris says that the higher the resolution camera you have, the easier it is to register the slightest movement due to camera shake. So you have to retain yourself to shoot better to get those sharper images.

1) During shooting, use a higher shutter speed.
2) Learn to focus well. Sometimes the camera will make a bad choice, so focusing manually can help, or use the focus point. If your camera has a touch screen, use it.
3) Depth of field. Shoot with a larger aperture.

Post processing is also important. You can sharpen your image in post and some apps like Photoshop have a sharpen feature. Clarity will add local contrast, but be careful. More lighting will create additional contrast that will make your image look sharper. Especially "edge" or "hair" light.

Don't forget our current assignment - "Square." Take a photo of, about, or otherwise concerning the concept of "Square" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "Square" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!