why is this not sharp ? please help me

Started Jul 4, 2013 | Questions thread
Atgard Regular Member • Posts: 432
Re: why is this not sharp ? please help me

I have also wondered why some of my photos, even with a prime, are not "tack sharp."

The answer may partially be the narrow depth of field, so I stopped using "face detect" for focus and specifically did center point focus on the eyes.

Even still, I didn't notice much difference. I think it may have to do more with hard vs. soft light. At night like this, there is probably dim, diffuse lighting, which does not create tack sharp hard angles. If the light is soft, I think the photo will look a little soft. Try a shot with direct flash (hard light) and I bet you will get more of that tack sharp look (which very well may not be a "better" photo, especially for a portrait). But I think the lighting may make a difference here.

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