When I take close up images, I always like to have a nice, clean sharp image, who doesn't? At times, that is not as easy as it sounds. The focal length, F-stop, aperture and shutter speed all come into play. I need to learn more about the manual settings on my camera but I can also learn from the photos I've taken and the settings used. I can easily pull up File Info on any image in Photoshop and view the camera data. I took a few photos this morning of my bleeding hearts and this is the only one I ended up with where I liked the clarity of the image, the rest were okay but were slightly out of focus.
Besides adjusting the camera settings, my bleeding hearts always like to do a little dance in the breeze every time I set out to take some photos and it is hard to explain to them that I am trying to take their photo and they can 'dance' later.
When it comes to photography, there is nothing more discouraging than a poor or blurry image of your composition. Below is the camera data for the image I took this morning of the bleeding hearts.
Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Date Time: 28.apr.2013 - 9:30am
Shutter Speed: 1/64 sec
Aperture Value: f/5.6
Max Aperture Value: f/5.4
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 47.0 mm
Lens: EF-s18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II