It is sooo frustrating when it looks like you have an AMAZING picture on the back of your camera then you get it on your computer and it’s NOT sharp. When your photos are not as sharp as you want them, there are several different possibilities of things that could be going wrong! These are the three things I would look into first to shoot sharper photos!
In the simplest terms Back Button Focus is using one of your buttons on the back of your camera to focus. Once you turn ON a back button for focusing you turn OFF the shutter button for focusing. Now the back button focuses and the shutter button simply takes the picture. You aren’t refocusing when you try to take the picture resulting in more missed focused and confusion.
First of all, what is grain? “In digital photographs, “noise” is the commonly-used term to describe visual distortion. It looks similar to grain found in film photographs, but can also look like splotches of discoloration when it’s really bad, and can ruin a photograph.” (Adorama) Grain is not always bad when added properly and artistically, but it can also significantly decrease the quality of a photo!
Auto White Balance was my best friend for a good two years. While I was learning how to change my aperture, shutter speed and ISO, I couldn’t handle one more custom setting. Since I shoot in RAW, my white balance was always a really easy fix in post-production. In order to simplify my post-production process, I set out to learn custom white balance with Kelvin. It was 100 times easier than I ever thought it could be!
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Hi I’m Kylee, and I lead the incredible KA associate photography team based in Northern Utah and help other photographer and creative entrepreneurs create thriving businesses. When I’m not shooting, scheduling, editing, blogging, being the boss etc, you can find me on adventures with my three babies or catching up on last nights tv in yesterday’s clothes. I build my businesses and community from the comfiest spot on my bed.
Kylee Ann Studios is made up of seven incredible women that share a love for serving others, value kindness and ROCK it behind the camera. With a full team of professionals, we are famous for our quick turn around time, bright and creamy edits and being so much more than your photographer. We love to tell stories instead of snapshots. Collectively we photograph 75+ weddings and hundreds of families each year, as well as birth stories, seniors and brands.
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