Taking the course will improve my photography skills (still an amateur) and have more things to write about for this blog.
By the time I can freely roam the ground, I can practice what I’ve learned. For now I am taking photographs inside the house and briefly catching sunshine and fresh air outdoor.
Enough backstory, I’ll tell you more about what I learned about image stabilization.
Check if OSS is Enabled
To be clear, Sony a6000 doesn’t have an in-body image stabilization. It’s lens has OSS or Optical Steady Shot that aids in getting sharp photos.
I use kit lens (3.5-5.6/PZ 16-50 OSS) on my Sony a6000. (Can you recommend a not-so-pricey prime lens?) Little did I know that I have to check if OSS is enabled and not just snap the lens on the body.
- Go to Menu.
- Choose Camera icon.
- Choose tab 6.
- Make sure SteadyShot is On.
When I checked my camera, SteadyShot is on; but I’m not sure if it is a default setting or I change it and can’t remember that I did it.
More Tips from the Pro
That’s not definitely not me. I’m going to share a few tips from the Digital Camera Mastery course which you can also take.
- Turn off SteadyShot when using a tripod.
- Use landscape mode to have equal sharpness.
- Use portable tripod some of which are meFoto and Manfrotto. I wouldn’t recommend AmazonBasics 50-inch tripod. It’s cheap and unreliable.
If you want to take the course, watch out for huge discount. I enrolled when the price dropped to CAD 50 which is equivalent to my phone bill.
By the way, this is not a sponsored post. You can watch Mark Hemmings on YouTube for free tips and see if you want to learn more through his course.
One last tip: Lynda has many of photography tutorials. I can access it for free through my library card. Check if you can do the same.
What camera and lens do you have? Any hack on how you take sharp photos?