We Call The Shots

The blog that tells you the qualities found in a good photo.

Alex Daversa, Paige Glasgow, and Jolee Smith

When taking photos indoors, it can sometimes be difficult to get the lighting just right. These photos were taken during the NJHS Thon event on Friday, April 21, 2017. During Thon, students were involved in lots of physical activities such as jumping rope and badminton, making it hard to get photos that were not blurry. Different camera settings can help get the best quality photos in bad lighting and fast movement situations.

Too fast! When taking a good quality photo be sure to keep the camera still. A blurry image can be the result of moving the camera while shooting or not focusing the camera.

Jolee Smith

Focus! This picture is an example of why you should wait until the camera is completely focused. Putting the camera on an auto setting will help this because the camera won’t take the picture until it is completely focused.

Jolee Smith

And action! When taking action shots it is important to make sure that the camera is ready and focused. When taking action shots putting the camera on a sport mode will help resolve these problems.

Jolee Smith

Why the crooked face? When taking a photo be sure to hold your camera either vertically or horizontally to prevent a messy photo. When taking an image be conscience of your environment to decide if flash is necessary.

Jolee Smith

All blurry! This photo is blurry due to movement and the wrong camera setting. When taking action shots, use a sports setting on your camera to ensure the photo does not turn out blurry.

Jolee Smith