Camera Shake is the cause of more soft fuzzy pictures than anything else. I can’t tell you how many people have asked me why their pictures aren’t sharp and their camera won’t focus properly. But there’s nothing wrong with the camera – it’s camera shake. So what is it?
Ever noticed that when you look through a powerful lens, telescope or pair of binoculars the image you’re seeing seems to jump about and it’s hard to keep whatever you’re looking at still? Well that’s what’s known as camera shake and it’s caused by the tiny movements all humans make being magnified through the lens. The more powerful the lens the more shake you get.
If your shutter speed isn’t fast enough to freeze this movement it’ll blur just like a fast moving car, cyclist, runner, bird in flight….. etc. So you have to be sure your shutter speed is fast enough to freeze this movement and there’s a simple little formula to help you in this video.
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