Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Blur Photos: 4 Easy Solutions

A major problem of photographers is that they shoot blurry photos. The main reason why the photos are blurry is because the shutter speed is too low. For Loctor, anything slower than 1/30 seconds is considered slow.

Hence, a tripod is necessary to prevent camera shakes. But sometimes, in some situations, carrying a tripod is not easy and some places just don't permit you to lug around a 2kg Manfrotto or even a 500grams Sakure tripod.

Don't worry, let's analyze a few techniques which will help you:

#1: The Upskirt Technique
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No tripod and afraid of camera shake? What the heck, just lie on the ground! The center of gravity of your body is literally touching the ground hence you have all the stability you need. Also known as the pintai-lou technique. Girls wearing skirt should be aware of photographers using this technique.

#2: The Stomach Support
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For those lucky enough to have a belly. Place your elbows on the belly and you can achieve tremendous improvements in camera stability. This technique however, does not apply to thin and fit people like Stupe. (Woa ha ha ha)

#3: The Pentapod
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Tripods have three legs to support your camera. So, more legs will have more support. Unfortunately, nobody in the world manufactures any camera support that has more than 3 legs. Don't worry, if you can't find it, make one yourself! There is no better extra support than your own legs.

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How do you achieve the Pentapod technique? Place your camera on the tripod, then hold the camera firmly with your hands and then spread your legs as wide as possible. Easy as 1 2 3!

#4: The Sky Cam
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If you have a tripod, it is extremely hard to shoot photos that has the point of view as if you're looking down from the sky (hence, the term 'Sky Cam'). So fret not, find any nearby tree, climb it, and shoot. Make sure you find strong branches to lean on.

So that's it! 4 easy to learn techniques for you photographers suffering from slow shutter speed issues.


p/s: WOA HA HA HA HA HA HA....
p/s2: Thanks to Mackie for the pics


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