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Image Sharpness

The most common reason we give for buying a new camera with more megapixels, or buying a better lens, is to get sharper, finer detailed photographs. Will this automatically improve our photographs? Here is what David Hay has to say

Is sharpness the most important measure of picture quality?

Case 1. When I used to teach photography at evening class, I would ask class members to bring along some of their photographs for constructive analysis. One member, who had a high quality 35mm outfit, brought along a set of pictures, all of which lacked interest. He had pointed his camera in the general direction of where he thought there might be a photograph, but had failed to isolate any of the interesting parts. In short, his pictures were boring. The following week, to my...

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 31 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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