Find the aperture value at which your lens shows the best sharpness, and use this value whenever possible (most often it is f/8 or so).
If you don’t have enough light, or if you want to highlight the main subject using a shallow depth of field, increase the size of the aperture, but try not to open it completely unnecessarily.
If the need has come, feel free to open the diaphragm and do not worry about it. In situations where you may need it, the aperture value is not the most important factor limiting the sharpness of images. The wiggle spoils the image much more ruthlessly than any lens aberrations. Continue reading
Why are Amateur photos so weak for the most part? First of all, because the average photographer is not aware of their weakness. This is not a problem if the snapshot function is purely Protocol. Such photos will be valuable for their author, his relatives and friends as a memory of some big or small event: a birthday, a picnic, a well-spent vacation. Trouble happens when a person, taking a camera in his hands, realizes that he is a Creator and begins to create unrestrainedly, not allowing a shadow of doubt in his own giftedness and being unshakably confident that the excess of creative energy easily compensates for the shallowness of knowledge and careless attitude to work. That is, let him create for his health, but after all, he puts it all on the Internet, insistently demanding attention and compliments. After receiving them, he begins to get carried away, and not getting-offended. Continue reading