We seem to live in a camera world with untold possibilities. Whilst photographers had mainly to be satisfied with ISO 400 sensitivities when films were analogue, extreme settings of ISO 12,800 or 25,600 can be chosen today on modern system cameras.
No need for a really good photo to be always exactly focussed! – That may sound a little strange. However this will be less surprising after having been on the latest Tamron Workshop in the Sächsischer Schweiz National Park. For three days the 13 participants had every opportunity of looking over the shoulder of professional photographer Jürgen Müller.
Camera shake is the most common reason for blurry images. This is caused by an involuntary movement of the camera during the exposure time. The longer the exposure, the more susceptible a photo is to camera shake. However, with a few tricks, and using the VC image stabilization, the risk of camera shake can effectively be minimized.
Most of us take pictures in landscape mode. It's only natural: in the horizontal our field of vision encompasses about 180 degrees, but vertically only about 130 degrees. So we see in widescreen, so to speak. Computer monitors and televisions are designed for landscape-format representation. Cameras are designed so that we can conveniently take pictures in landscape format.
A few weeks ago in our blog we posted a contribution regarding the most common mistakes. Are you, too, often not really satisfied with your pictures? Do you get the feeling that your photos are somehow lacking harmony? The cause is usually a composition that has not been thought out: the composition of the individual elements in the picture is not strong enough. The linear composition does not stand out clearly.