This week, Raj’s lesson is about sharpness. He pointed out several other important factors for taking sharp photos.
Here are my three photos for this lesson.
I captured this bird when she/he was taking a rest with eyes open. I slowly and quietly walked closer to the bird and quickly snapped a couple of shots. The photo is not sharp. 1/160 sec, f 6.3, and ISO 100 with 170 mm (MF was not on), no edit, only cropping.
The photo above is the image of My friend Mr. B. He lets me take a couple of photos if I pet him for a few minutes. He also wants me to talk to him. When I stop talking, he moves his head and tries to get really close to me.
Last time, he let my camera get this close and did not move at all, but I had to keep talking to him. 1/200 sec. f 5.6, ISO 200, Av (aperture priority) was on, basic editing in Lr.
The next one has a different camera setting.
For this boat shot I use 1/800, f9, ISO 125, and 28 mm and Av with a lens filter (due to the harsh sunlight at around 1 pm).
There are times when I increase the aperture the shutter speed slows down (with Av on); as a result, I tend to set aperture at 7 for example when I should use f11. I really need to start practicing the manual setting.
Raj posts a set of photos explaining the sharpness of each, step by step. The the fisherman throwing his net is an awesome shot! In this series, he shows how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO can affect the sharpness and many more. Take a look of Xdrive Lesson 5.
Raj also provides a monthly lesson review. For July’s review, he ran through the topics of the photo should speak, exposure, and breathing space using our photos as examples. I can’t imaging how much time he has spent on this lesson series. Thank you so much, Raj!
Hope to see you there. Let’s have an interactive learning experience. 🙂