10 reasons why your photos are blurry

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Banish blurred photos for good with these top tips

Do you sometimes get blurred photos from your camera but don’t know why? The chances are it’s not the camera – it’s you! Here are top ten tips for banishing blur from your photos for good.

1. Your shutter speed’s too slow

The most common reason why photos aren’t sharp is because of camera shake, with the entire image often suffering from a smear-like look. This is because the shutter speed used is too slow, and while you think you might be able to hold a camera pretty still, even the slightest movement can ruin a shot as you press the shutter button.

So what sort of shutter speed should you be using? This is obviously dependent on the creative look you’re going for, but a general rule of thumb is to use a shutter speed greater than the focal length of your lens. For example, if you’re shooting with a 200mm equivalent lens, you shouldn’t shoot any slower than 1/250 sec or you risk camera shake ruining your shot. 

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