|Posted by MonkeyGang|
Thank you for the replies! I didn't even consider camera shake for the blur. What do you consider a "high shutter speed" that I could use to capture something quickly, say a moving bird?
I used instagram's editor for a quick attempt at squaring this photo off. I understand there is quality loss, but I can't see the difference at this size.
As high as you can go at a reasonable exposure/ISO at the f/setting you want.
If you jerk the cam on release you can get shake even at high shutter speeds.
It's like shooting a gun; your body needs to be planted and have a smooth trigger pull.
Brace your body with feet wide/staggered, elbows in when you shoot
, hold breath when you go to release the shutter.
Brace yourself or the cam against something like a pole, doorway, wall etc at lower speeds.
Speeds depend on if you want speed blur or not and the speed of/distance to the subject.
Lower than 1/120-800 of a second for stills gets dicey if your technique isn’t spot on.
A image stabilized lense is best for moving subjects and shutter speeds under 1/400.
That little rotation trick wouldn't work on #4 as the columns in the background would be off if you corrected for the one in the foreground.
It be less noticeable but still flawed.
Practice squaring off shots as you frame them until it's second nature.
Sometimes you need to get the cam near the floor or ground, sometimes 10+ feet up depending on the desired frame center and distance to the subject.
A good viewfinder helps a lot.
It's a skill set of its own.
Doing it right when shooting saves you a lot of grief, time and would have been keepers...