Best Tips and Techniques to Avoid Blurry Photos

There are a number of reasons why your photos may be blurry. It could be that you’re not holding your camera still, or that the subject is moving around too much. It could also be that your camera or lens isn’t focusing properly.

When it comes to avoiding blurry photos, there are a number of things you can do — from using a tripod to make sure everything is nice and steady, to shooting in manual mode and setting your focus point manually. Here’s how:

There are some great tips and techniques to avoid blurry photos, and I’m going to share some of my favorites with you.

  • The first thing you need to do is make sure your subject is in focus. This might sound obvious, but it’s easy to forget when you’re enjoying the moment and not paying attention to your camera settings.
  • If you’re taking pictures on a sunny day, make sure that your exposure isn’t too high. If the image is too bright, it will be hard for your camera’s autofocus system to find an object in the picture and lock on to it.
  • Another tip is to make sure that you have enough light on your subject, especially if you’re shooting indoors or at night. Low light situations can often cause issues with blurring because your camera has trouble finding a focal point in the image as well as focus on it.
  • Try not to take pictures of fast-moving subjects.
  • If you do want to capture a moving object, use a shutter speed of at least 1/30th of a second to freeze the action.
  • Take your time and adjust your settings accordingly so that the picture is sharp and clear.

Use a Tripod or Stabilizer

You can use any kind of stabilizer as long as it’s stable enough to hold your camera steady. A tripod is the most common type of stabilizer because they’re usually very stable and easy to use, but there are also monopods, gimbal heads and even selfie sticks (although these aren’t recommended).

Use the self-timer

If you have your camera set on burst mode, then you will have time to run into position and get yourself ready for the photo before it takes the shot. This technique works great for sports photography, but not so much for portraits or close-ups because you don’t want to move just before the camera takes the photo.

You can also use the timer function on some cameras (even if they don’t have a dedicated timer button), which allows you to set how long after pressing the shutter button that it will take a picture. This is useful when taking photos of yourself or someone else who isn’t used to having their picture taken; they don’t need to be aware of when they should smile or look at the camera — they just need to keep looking at whatever they are doing and wait until they hear the shutter click before moving.

 Set Your ISO Low

Your ISO should always be set as low as possible while still getting good image quality. A high ISO makes it more difficult for your camera to take photos without blurring them because it has less light with which to work with at higher ISOs.