Get Clearer Pictures
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February 12, 2014
By Cheryl Ridgeway
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I love social media! If all of this was around when I was a teenager, I would have gotten in so much trouble with my parents. I got in enough trouble the way it was with my love of talking. I want to feel connected to people I went to school and our clients. I probably would not keep in touch with my friends from the past or all of my cousins throughout the country. I love seeing photographs of their kids, spouses and the activities they are into. What I don't like is when people post aweful pictures. You know... blurry and out of focus or those photos that the faces are in shadow. Why do people post these? Just because you take the photo doesn't mean you show it to the whole world and show that you can't take a snapshot if your life depended on it. That's why they provide a trash can or a delete button. Get rid of those bad ones!!

Well, I want to help you correct some of these snapshot faux pas. 

Get Clearer Pictures

Do you find yourself trying to capture the perfect shot, only to find that everyon in the shot is blurry? That can be so frustrating! Try these quick tips the next time you find yourself in a photographic moment and see if your images come out much clearer.

  • Tip 1:  Light up your subject. Whether this means going outside, going closer to a window, or moving into the available light in the room, the better lit your subject is the crisper the image will turn out.

 

  • Tip 2:  Hold still, and with both hands. Our smart phones can be so small and lightweight that we find ourselves shooting photographs one handed. The movement from your hand can be a big reason for blurriness in your images. The next time you shoot, try holding the camera with both hands and holding it very still. You'll be surprised what a difference it can make.

 

  • Tip 3:  Don't walk away or move until you are sure you have captured the photo. I watch people all of the time take a photo and start to walk away as they are still taking the photograph. Take a breath, click the photo and breath again. This way you won't have motion in your image which is actually blurriness.

 

  • Tip 4:  Clean your lens. spart phone cameras can get gunky lenses when we keep them in our pockets, purses, cup holders in the car, and let the kids play with them. Regularly clean your lens and you will be able to creat the best and clearest images possible.

 

  I know that this might be a pet peeve of mine because of my profession, but honestly, I love my snapshots and I love sharing them and I      want to see your fun images. Hopefully, these tips will help you out. Let me know.

 What other things bother you about people's photos? Maybe we can help them, too.


 



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