When using point and click or smart phone cameras, the number one complaint from people is how to get clearer images. Do you find yourself trying to capture the perfect shot, only to find that everyone in the shot is blurry? That can be so frustrating. Try these quick tips the next time you find yourself in a photographic moment and see if your images come out much clearer!
Tip 1 - Light up your subject.
To help bring light into your subjects faces, you might want to ask them to hold a white reflector that bounces soft light into their faces.
Whether this means going outside,
Just make sure your subjects are in the shade. You don't want harsh shadows on their faces.
going closer to a window, or moving into the available light in the room,
Nothing beats natural light!
The better lit your subject is the crisper the image will turn out.
Tip 2 - Hold still, and with both hands.
Whether it's your camera or smart phone, hold with both hands.
Our smart phones can be so small and lightweight that we find ourselves shooting pictures one handed. The movement from your hand can be a big reason for blurriness in your images. The next time you shoot, try holding the camera with both hands and holding it very still.
Another trick is to hold your breath when pressing on your camera's button.
You’ll be surprised what a difference it can make.
Tip 3 - Clean your lens.
Smart phone cameras can get gunky lenses quickly when we keep them in our pockets, purses, cup holders in the car, and let the kids play with them.
Regularly clean your lens and you will be able to create the best and clearest images possible.