Tips to Avoid Blurry Pictures

Most of the time when an image is not sharp, it’s because of your hand and camera movement when taking the shot. Any amount of shaking can have the potential of blurring an image. So, how can you avoid this yourself?


Image Stabilization (IS) Lenses

If your have a DSLR camera, it’s worth investing in a good IS lens. This is especially true if you use a heavy telephoto lens because the weight alone can make enough of a difference, even more noticeably if you’re on a long photo shoot and your arm starts to tire out. If it’s affordable to you, the extra outlay of cash for an IS lens is worth having sharper images.



There’s no doubt that a good tripod is worth using, especially with landscape photography or any other subject that’s not in motion. The key to successful tripod use is being sure it’s set up in a sturdy spot. If one of its legs is balancing on something unstable, like a small rock, it can cause movement, and hence blurring, when the shutter is pressed. Double check it’s stability before you start taking photos.

Timer or Remote Shutter Release

With your camera set either on a tripod or a stable object like a table or wall, setting the self-timer to 2 seconds means not having to put pressure on the camera. This will increase stability. Remote shutter releases are also a good idea, rather than setting the self-timer. They’re inexpensive, but can be invaluable to creating a sharp image. In both situations, be sure to set the focus on your subject before actually shooting via the timer or release.


These tips should help you create more beautiful images and capture many beautiful memories. Be sure to be as comfortable with ALL of your cameras settings, before venturing out and setting up photo sessions with potential clients….Needless to say we can help you fix and improve any image project you have and make its presentation looks amazing in any of our printing options.

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