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The Best of The Digital Photography Book Series: The step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros’! by Scott Kelby

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Chapter Three. Pro Tips for Getting Sharp Photos

If Your Photos Aren’t Sharp, the Rest Doesn’t Matter

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SHUTTER SPEED: 1/200 SEC F-STOP: F/32 ISO: 200 FOCAL LENGTH: 70MM | PHOTOGRAPHER: SCOTT KELBY

Having photos that are sharp and in focus is so vitally important to pro photographers that they actually have coined a term for them. They call them “tack sharp.” When I first heard that term tossed around years ago, I naturally assumed that it was derived from the old phrase “sharp as a tack,” but once I began writing this book and doing some serious research into its history, I was shocked and surprised at what I found. First of all, it’s not based ...

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