reducing shaky images in photography

(Response to my sister who was finding that photos were shaky upon zooming in)

You can increase the ISO setting – those numbers like 100, 200, 400 etc which changes the sensitivity of the film. On the other hand they could compromise on sharpness of the image but you can give it a try. Typically lower numbers are used in bright light and higher numbers are used in lower light conditions. You can also try to reduce the shutter speed, and increase the aperture. Assuming your camera supports manually changing these values.

Usually this is always a problem with a telescopic lens, so some other alternatives are:
– use an image stabilised lens (which could be a bit expensive but well worth it if you’re really into photography)
– use a tripod (or even a temporary tripod like resting the camera on a stable surface)
– use a timer – the clicking action itself produces some movement, so if you set a timer, you can click and hold the camera steady when it actually takes the picture

Photography is a lot about experimentation so you an try out different permutations and see what results they produce, and you’ll learn to come up with your own optimal solution for each unique situation.

One Response to “reducing shaky images in photography”

  1. mohan Says:

    In older cameras, have seen an extension cord type of thing. You can click the photo without shaking the body if kept on a hard surface or tripod.
    mohan!

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