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11/15/2013 08:50:30 AM · #1
Hey

So many images I see on this site are super sharp and clean, and I cannot seem to recreate such sharp images. Obviously I know about DoF and lens quality, although I know very little about PP sharpening.

Anyone got any tips or general considerations for creating sharp images?

For general info, I use: Canon 650d, Canon 15-85mm, and PS Elements.

Thanks

Al
11/15/2013 09:29:56 AM · #2
I am sure the others will offer better advice but I was reading a few articles about sharpening this morning and found this one interesting

//bythom.com/sharpening.htm
11/15/2013 09:35:22 AM · #3
Hi Al,

You may want to start with thisSHARPENING IN PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS.

Then kick it up a notch and take a look this video SHARPENING TECHNIQUES PS ELEMENTS.

Try searching YOUTUBE for videos on this. Quite an exhaustive resource. You may also want to search the Community forums here at DPC. There is probably many threads dealing with this.

Good luck!

Message edited by author 2013-11-15 09:36:03.
11/15/2013 12:07:09 PM · #4
It may be worth mentioning "light" in your case too.

I looked through a your entries, and your ISO is frequently at 1600. This will add noise to the image (though newer cameras do handle it better), which will in turn reduce the appearance of sharpeness. Any sharpening you do to a noisy image, will just be sharpening the noisy pixels. In general, I try to keep my ISO as low as possible while still achieving the shutter and aperture that I desire. Your shutter speeds are pretty slow due to this lack of light too, so you may be getting a wee bit of camera movement that translates itself as blur.

Since you only have a few entries, I'll list them out so you can have a look at your settings all in one place. In comparison, have a look at ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' IreneM's camera settings. She's got some of the sharpest photos around.

ISO 800, Shutter 1/100
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ISO 100, Shutter 1/250 <-- sharpest shot
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ISO 1600, Shutter 1/4000 <-- That's just madness
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ISO 1600, Shutter 1/30
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ISO 100, Shutter 1/8
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ISO 320, Shutter 1/60
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ISO 1600, Shutter 1/25
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ISO 400, Shutter 1/60
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Lighting doesn't have to be anything fancy. Grab a table lamp with a white shade, and put it as close to your subject as you can without getting it in the frame. Adjust the distance if there's too much light.

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