Linda's introduction

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  • Linda Freakley
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    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.

    IanButty
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    Hi Linda,
    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.

    Andy
    Admin
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    Hi Linda,
    Welcome to Ian’s Academy and welcome as a fellow Nikon user :) Look forward to seeing some of your work.
    Andy

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