I live in Birmmingham so I have lots of opportunities to take photos of cityscapes, old and new architecture, parks, canals, infact endless opportunities which I have to say I don’t always take advantage of. My camera is a Nikon D5600 and my most used lens is 16 – 85. My biggest problem is getting that sharp image. I’m getting to grips with Lightroom CC and after Ian’s plea for feedback I have taken his advice and I’m using the Inspiration Sheets to try out the techniques. I’m presently working on lead lines and shore/beach as I have had a week in Tenby and will be going to St Ives at the end of the month.
Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. Getting sharp images is an interesting topic, I think that is worthy of doing an Inspiration Sheet (or possibly it should be called a technique sheet)
Not wanting to pre-empt that but three things to think about for sharpness.
1. Check what aperture you are using – your lenses will be at it’s sharpest f/8 – f/11.
2. Many ‘unsharp’ images can be blamed on not using a fast enough shutter speed. Rule of thumb is minimum shutter speed of 1/s for hand holding.
3. Focusing and shooting technique. Try not to sway when shooting, and breath out as your press the shutter release
I look forward to seeing the results of you lead-in lines and beach images. Have a great time in Tenby.