Tips on Shutter Speed to Avoid From Blurry Photos
Blurry photos it’s probably the number one problem with people shots they’re tired of getting blurry photos, especially in low light. So let’s talk about how you can fix that problem of getting blurry photos over and over again. Now if you’ve already taken the photo, there may be some Photoshop work that will help to fix it. But it’s really not going to be as good as if you got it right the first time. We
So let’s talk about preventing blurry pictures not fixing them after the fact now. The problem with getting blurry photos is not your kit lens, it’s not a poor quality UV filter, it’s not the autofocus system on your camera, it’s almost never equipment issue but when you look at online lens reviews, it’s easy to think that oh it must be a poor quality lens. I got to get a pro lens now I’ll have sharp photos but that is not going to fix ninety percent of your blurry shots.
The number one reason for blurry photos is that the shutter speed is too slow on your camera. In order to freeze camera shake and subject motion, you’ll be faced with a dark environment like maybe you’re taking pictures indoors at night and you get something like blurry effects on photos. When you go to take a photo okay everybody hold still okay that’s way too long you’re going to get a blurry picture from camera shake there’s no way you can hold still.
So the key is you need to get that shutter speed faster now it isn’t as simple as switching over to shutter priority mode and dialing in a faster shutter you can’t just do that. The problem is that the camera needs a long shutter in order to get enough light so if you want a faster shutter you’re going to have to give the camera the light it needs from something else so that the shutter can speed up.
So for instance, when you are in aperture priority mode, you are going to let in more light and if you let in more light, the shutter speed will be able to speed up. Let’s suppose we are at F8 right and we are going to open up our aperture to F and listen it’s going to be a little bit faster now. It’s better but that is still not fast enough. No one’s going to hold still that long so just by opening the aperture we’re already out way to a faster photo but that does not do enough.
We have to look to the eye so now we’re going to take the ISO and to raise it up from 100. We’re going to bring it up to 400 and see how much faster it goes okay a little bit better will come in results. Let’s go even higher, we’re going to bring our ISO up to 1600 there we will get faster enough. We’ll be freezing camera shake, we’ll be freezing the subjects simply by raising the ISO and opening the aperture and that’s what you’re going to have to do in low-light environments to avoid blurry pictures from camera shake.
Subject motion is not the only reason for blurry photos but we will tell you that the number one reason most photographers and students see for blurry photos is the shutter speed was too slow when they were hand holding their camera. So first things get that shutter speed faster if you’re still getting blurry photos, maybe it’s time to look at getting a better lens or getting a better camera with a better autofocus system but that should be the last option. Equipment should never be the first solution try and handle technique first. So there you go that’s how you handle blurry photos from too slow of a shutter speed.