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The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Images Aren’t Sharp Enough and How to Fix Them

One of the most frustrating moments in a photographer's career is when you think you got a perfect shot, only to see that the image you captured is blurry. Moment ruined! 

There are a few reasons why your images are coming out shaky and out of focus. I'm going to cover the top 3 causes of fuzzy images and what you can do to fix them. 

Camera Blur

Cause

If you find that your images contain a camera blur, you can most likely blame it on an improper grip on your camera that’s keeping you from holding it steady. Also, tapping the shutter rather than pressing it down firmly will cause a vibration that results in blurriness.

Fix

A monopod or tripod will greatly benefit photographers with naturally shaky hands, especially when working under low light conditions. If you prefer the freedom of shooting without one of these helpers, practice your camera grip. I personally find that inhaling when focusing and exhaling while pressing the shutter greatly improves any camera blur...

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Fantasy Photoshoot for Two Young Sisters

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I always like to speak with my clients before each photo session to get an idea of what they are looking for and how we can work together to create amazing memories for their family.

For this session, the parents let me know that they wanted a shoot of their 2 young daughters with a combination of traditional images (both together and individual) as well as a composite for each child.

We spoke first about the traditional images. I always like to ask parents questions such as what color palate they have in their home (which helps with outfit suggestions) as well as where they would like to hang the images, so that we can discuss size as well as groupings. This way, I can keep it in mind while shooting, what types of posing/scenery etc I will be doing. For example some parents may want to fill their space with one large canvas of all of the children, or prefer smaller images grouped together. If they prefer the grouping, then I will be sure to shoot each child in a similar pose with...

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