How to get maximum sharpness in your shots?

Sharpness - coorg

Sharpness illustrated at Tibetan Monastery – Coorg by KL Raja Ponsing

  1. Use good optical quality lenses
  2. Avoid using poor quality filters in front of the lenses
  3. Use manual selection of AF points and AF lock
  4. Use stable tripod while shooting in slow shutter speeds
  5. Use remote shutter release
  6. Use self-timer for still subjects
  7. Use mirror-up option for long exposure shots
  8. Switch off IS/VR controls when the camera is on the tripod
  9. Use lowest possible ISO settings
  10. Use continuous shooting mode for hand held shots
  11. Use reciprocal of the focal length of the lens as the minimum shutter speed for hand held shots.
  12. Zoom in LCD to check the sharpness of the image
  13. Hold the camera firm and use stable posture while shooting. Lean on stable bases like walls or pillars if necessary
  14. Use hard light with good light and shadow effects.
  15. Shoot in RAW to manage the sharpness in Camera RAW image editor.
  16. Use ‘Unsharp’ mask’ in photo shop – People shots (Amount 160%, Radius 01 and Threshold 10). Landscapes and building shots (Amount 70%, Radius 03 and Threshold 2). General subjects (Amount 90%, Radius 01 and Threshold 4).
Sharpness - monastry

Sharpness illustrated at Tibetan Monastery – Coorg by KL Raja Ponsing

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