noob question on studio


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maybe TS can post a more current pic to see how much improvement have been made and where is still not as sharp?
 

ZerocoolAstra

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You can just upload the photos (reduced to max 800 pixels long side) to a hosting site like Flickr or Photobucket, then link them to your post.
Otherwise everyone who wants to view your example photo has to click on the link and download.
 

ziploc

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ya i actually take in RAW and do PP for the sharpening and clarity of the picture.

just want to know how to take a sharper picture without or with lesser PP.

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added one more photos.

im more particular on the eyes. its blurry. only after post processing that i can get a sharper image but i dont tink i wanna post process all the photos >< takes time.

another image to share

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I think your second picture looks quite ok, even pixel peeping at the model's eyes. It is not critically sharp, but is doing fine for a kit lens. First picture is a bit soft, not sure what's the reason but might be due to slight AF inaccuracy. Just apply a little USM in Photoshop and you'll be fine, unless you're willing to spend money in a pro or prime lens.
 

ziploc

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Btw have you tested the kit lens in outdoor daylight condition? I don't think this issue is related to your studio lighting.
 

aphro6677

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erm what's USM? will prime lens help with the sharpness of the picture? I haven't tried to shoot outdoors yet.
 

Rashkae

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erm what's USM? will prime lens help with the sharpness of the picture? I haven't tried to shoot outdoors yet.
USM is unsharp mask.

At the apertures you normally use in a studio (f/8, etc) buying a prime lens will not really help.
 

LFC25

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aphro6677

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I actually set my camera to save in RAW + fine jpg. the jpg format it saved doesn't really look sharp either
 

LFC25

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That's strange. it's either your poor focusing or something goes wrong with your gears.
 

aphro6677

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any pros have tips on focusing?

what i usually use is AF-A on nikon, and sometimes i want the sharpness in the eyes. I will on the auto focus for the lens to focus then I will change to manual on my DSLR and place the focus point on the model eyes.

is there a better method?
 

Edwin Francis

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Huh? Why so convoluted? Why not just shoot is AF-S, and choose a focus point close to the eye to minimise the 'recompose-focusing-error'?

any pros have tips on focusing?

what i usually use is AF-A on nikon, and sometimes i want the sharpness in the eyes. I will on the auto focus for the lens to focus then I will change to manual on my DSLR and place the focus point on the model eyes.

is there a better method?
 

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