Did you goof up the last night's birthday celebration photos or messed up one of your favourite portraits due to camera shake? The image became blurred, never mind. I really cannot guarantee you for a sharp click next time, but it can be largely avoided. I will try in my own K.I.S.S way! Thanks to Dwarak to start a cubicle side conversation on this.Why does camera shake occur?
- Primary reason is one shakes the camera when clicking the shutter button!
- Low light could be another reason for the shake to occur. (Though this does not come under camera shake, its a reason for blurred images)
- You should have kept the shutter speed less.
How to avoid camera shakes?
- Practice and get used to your camera shutter button. Try to hold the camera in various ways and try clicking the shutter button. Since there might be a need to lie on the floor, in this case how will you hold the camera and click. At first someone looking at you practice might think something is wrong. :)
- If you are clicking with your right hand, you can use the left hand as a base to place the camera. This will avoid camera shake in lot of way. Samples here.
- Shakes can be very much reduced when you can keep the elbow in a stationary object. A table or a small projection should be good enough to keep your elbow.
- Try to stick the view finder to the bone near your eyebrow. Keep it gentle, else it my hurt a bit.
- If you have got a tummy, use it to your advantage by tucking in your elbow in it.
- I practice holding my breathe for a few seconds when I click the shutter, It works for me for concentration as well avoid shakes.
- Nothing work, invest on a tripod. :-)