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"Hey! My Photo is Blurry!?!"

Photo by Daniel Johnson

Achieving Sharp Photos
An Online Short Course with Daniel Johnson

Course will start Monday May 15th, 2017
Cost: $29.99/Members $34.99/Non-Members

Are you tired of losing great shots to blur? Are you repeatedly disappointed when you take a wonderful photo, only to find out later that it is "soft" and unusable?

Photographers strive for sharp photos, but we don't always get them, and that can be a very frustrating experience. If you'd like to improve the sharpness of your images and defeat common blurring issues once and for all, then Daniel Johnson's new two-week online course Achieving Sharp Photos is for you.

Part of the reason blurry photos are so common is because there are a surprisingly large number of factors that contribute to an image's overall sharpness. For this reason, the course will take you on an in-depth exploration of:

  • Subject movement
  • Camera movement
  • Optical focus
  • Depth of field
  • Lens optical quality
  • Lens "perfect" aperture
  • Lens diffraction
  • Autofocus speed
  • Autofocus mode
  • Autofocus accuracy
  • Post-processing techniques

… and how all of these contribute to the overall sharpness of the final image. While there is no way to guarantee that every photo you take will be perfectly sharp (hey, even the pros shoot their share of "throwaway" shots!) you can learn what issues lead to blur and how to put as many factors in your favor as possible. It's all about understanding the causes and searching for solutions. It may be a lot to take in, but sharp photos are definitely worth it!

Achieving Sharp Photos will use text, photo examples, video tips, and forum interaction to help explain the topic and help you to get the sharp photos you're hoping for. This is a valuable course for all photographers. Sign up today!

Course and Registration Information

How the Course works . . .

  • You do not need to be an EPNet member to take the course.
  • The course will begin May15th and last two weeks.
  • Participants need to be registered on the EPNet discussion forum (no cost):
    http://www.equinephotographers.org/4um/index.php to be able to participate.
  • The course will make use of the forum. You will be able to access these at your convenience, as well as post your questions.

Register for Courses . . .
Members may register at a discount. Interested in becoming a member?

Member Registration

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You do not have to be a PayPal member to use PayPal with a credit card.

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please email us so we send the course details to the correct address!

EPNet Refund Policy: No refunds for short courses.

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About Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson is an award-winning professional photographer specializing in horses, pets, rural life, and food, and is the author and photographer of five non-fiction horse books including How to Raise Horses: Everything You Need to Know, The Field Guide to Horses, The World's Greatest Horse Poster Book, Horse Breeds: 65 Popular Horse, Pony & Draft Horse Breeds, and The World's Greatest Colts and Fillies Poster Book. He's also the author and photographer of The 4-H Guide to Digital Photography and four other books.

Dan's photos of animal, nature, food, and rural life have been published thousands of times worldwide, and have appeared in books, nationally published calendars (he's been the sole photographer of numerous dog and equine box calendars) and as covers and interiors of a wide variety of national magazines. He's written photography how-to articles and videos for corporate brands and blogs, and he also offers in-person photography workshops at his farm/studio in northern Wisconsin.

Visit his web site.