Chapter 1. Quick Reference to Common Photo Problems

Problem

Causes

Solution

References

Focusing and Image Blur Problems

The subject is blurred; other parts of the photo are sharp

The camera focused on the wrong area of the picture

Use focus/exposure lock to lock the subject in sharp focus

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Can’t focus on the subject due to obstructions (wires, bars, screens, and so on)

The camera autofocuses on the object closest to the lens

Use focus lock to focus on an object at a similar distance; change the focus point; use manual focus

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The camera focuses on the wrong part of the scene (the subject is blurry)

The camera has multiple focus points, which might not match what you want to focus on

Switch the camera to use only a single focus point ...

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