#1 Make sure your shutter speed is greater than your focal length.
When I first started taking portraits a lot of the things I was taught focused around shutter speed of a 60th of a second or greater. I was taught that is long as I remain still that I could get away with that 60th of a second. While that’s true with a 50mm lens that’s not necessarily true with an 85 mm 105 mm or even a 200 mm lens.
Now you could use a tripod but that not always feasible in a run and gun situation. Vibration compensation helps this in some lenses however my experience is that it fails to compensate as much as the manufacturer claims it does.
In that video you were told not to fear your ISO. I don’t necessarily agree with that 100% let’s look at the pros and cons on the next page.
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