is the darkness affecting sharpness

11 years 1 week ago #3429 by raddesign
A problem that I notice to be occurring frequently, is that shooting indoors under studio lights tends to give me 'furry' images whereas shooting the same products outdoors gives me nice sharp images. I always shoot at the lowest ISO I can (80) and use auto focus. Invariably, the indoor shots always tend to turn out slightly dark. Can this 'darkness' throw off the auto-focus or affect the sharpness of the shot?


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
11 years 4 days ago #4101 by Jorelskid
up use a mini mag light so you can focus. then once set flip camera to manual focus so it dont change. a tripod would work well here too.


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
11 years 4 days ago #4170 by Yasko
something to consider, if you're using constant lighting, and a low ISO, chances are your shutterspeed is on the lower side too, 1/60 second or so. Remember that constant lighting plugged into the wall will cycle at 60 cycles a second, essentually flickering at 1/60 second. This can lead to soft dark images.


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,

817.3K

241K

  • Facebook

    817,251 / Likes

  • Twitter

    241,000 / Followers

  • Google+

    1,620,816 / Followers

Latest Reviews

The Canon EOS 7D is well over a decade old, but if you're a beginner photographer looking for a first camera or even an enthusiast that needs a second body, the 7D might be a good fit.

Oct 19, 2021

The FujiFilm X-E4 is a newer camera, having been released earlier this year. But it's also an affordable camera - particularly if you buy it used.

Oct 05, 2021

Are used cameras worth it? Though there are some risks, there are many more benefits of buying used cameras. Learn why you should shop used in this guide!

Sep 20, 2021

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 II is now six years old, but despite that, it still has many capabilities and features that make it a good option for today's beginner and enthusiast photographers.

Sep 17, 2021
Get 600+ Pro photo lessons for $1

Latest Articles

Not only is this camera harness able to carry multiple cameras, but it's also a cotton camera strap that's hugely comfortable to wear.

Oct 22, 2021

Not sure how to use a light meter? With this guide, you'll learn all about different kinds of light meters and how to use them to create improved images.

Oct 21, 2021

By using the real estate photography technologies outlined in this article, you'll have the firepower you need to create beautiful images and videos of properties.

Oct 20, 2021

Displaying your photos in physical form is a great way to get potential clients interested in your work. Learn how to create a gallery display of your images in this quick guide.

Oct 20, 2021

The Canon EOS 7D is well over a decade old, but if you're a beginner photographer looking for a first camera or even an enthusiast that needs a second body, the 7D might be a good fit.

Oct 19, 2021

Use these simple product photography tips to improve the quality of your photos and create images that make customers want to buy the product.

Oct 19, 2021

You might have heard "medium format" before, but what does it mean? Learn all about medium format cameras in this beginner's guide.

Oct 19, 2021

Learning how to make more money in photography means that you need to learn what photography add-ons to offer your clients.

Oct 18, 2021