Photography 101: Sharpness in your Nature Photographs

Misty Leaf is a nature photograph of a yellow leaf on mossy river rock in White Clay Creek State Park located in Newark, Delaware. Title: Misty Leaf Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Nature Photography Are you an Etsy Fan? This image is also available on Etsy; Gift Cards are accepted.

Achieving sharpness in your wildlife and nature photographs is particularly difficult when using a telephoto lens or when zooming in on the subject of the photograph. That magnification of the lens not only magnifies your subject, but it also magnifies any movement of you or your camera. To compensate for the extension of the lenses focal length you must shoot with even faster shutter speeds, as fast as 1/500 or 1/1000 sec., you may also have to increase the camera’s ISO to allow for a faster shutter speed.

Image Info:

Title: Misty Leaf
Photographer: Melissa Fague
Genre: Nature Photography



About the Author and Photographer:


Melissa Fague is an emerging nature and landscape photographer from Bear, Delaware USA. In just a few short years her work has been published over two dozen times and she has won multiple national and international awards for her beautiful photographs. Her most recent accomplishment is her first published photograph in an international publication with a worldwide distribution, “Landscape Photography Magazine”. Melissa is passionate about the art of photography and nature. Exploring areas and creating photographs is her form of stress relief and art therapy, but she also loves to share her visions so that others can enjoy. Her goal is to one day be ranked among the most famous nature photographers in the world. All of Melissa’s nature and landscape photographs are available for purchase, visit Pi Photography and Fine Art.

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