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T6 blurry images wedding photography

I am a starting out photographer, using a t6 with kit lens 18-55. I have been getting a lot of work and everything is great. But I keep seeing some of the “far away” images are coming in blurry and I just can’t seem to figure it out. I thought that it may have been the md filter on the front of my camera but even when I took it off, they were still blurry even if I was only ten feet away. So I guess I have to start making all my shots up close? Please help me figure this out. I shoot in either creative auto or sport due to the fact that I just can’t seem to get crisp images in other settings. And I’m honestly scared to shoot in other modes because this works best for me. Please put in your input and help me solve this problem. Thanks.
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@Bbphoto wrote:
I am a starting out photographer, using a t6 with kit lens 18-55. I have been getting a lot of work and everything is great. But I keep seeing some of the “far away” images are coming in blurry and I just can’t seem to figure it out. I thought that it may have been the md filter on the front of my camera but even when I took it off, they were still blurry even if I was only ten feet away. So I guess I have to start making all my shots up close? Please help me figure this out. I shoot in either creative auto or sport due to the fact that I just can’t seem to get crisp images in other settings. And I’m honestly scared to shoot in other modes because this works best for me. Please put in your input and help me solve this problem. Thanks.

If you want to do any serious photography, then you must upgrade your lenses.  You also need to educate yourself on the basics of photography.  Look for videos and articles about “ exposure triangle “ and “ depth of field “.

 

https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/General-Camera-Discussion/Canon-YouTube-Video-Series/m-p/269237#M...

 

Using P mode is the best mode to learn the camera’s features.  I suggest that you find the thread with link to the “EOS 101” video series at the above link.  You will want to watch the entire series more than once or twice, because it is a lot to absorb.

 

The Rebel T6 is a very basic, entry level DSLR.  Before you ruin your reputation by doing a poor job of photographing events, I suggest that you get at least 10,000 shots under belt.  Learn how to shoot RAW, and post process your images.  

 

Invest in a couple of fast lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/2.8, or greater.  If you are on a tight budget, I recommend the two lens “Portrait and Travel Lens Kit” from Canon.

 

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/portrait-and-travel-two-lens-kit

 

That will get you started.  It has a wide angle zoom and a fast 50mm for portraits.  As a wedding photographer, you would want to have at least four lenses available, plus a speedlite flash.  You would want a wide angle zoom, a standard zoom, a macro lens, and maybe a medium telephoto zoom.

 

 

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We need to see the images to see if it is a focus issue or motion blur. Weddings are usually indoors and don't have much light.

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Greetings,

If I could make one recommendation, it would be buy a better lens.  2 would be even better. 

 

The T6 is capable, but is a "amature enthusiast" based body at best.  The 17-55 F2.8 is one of the best EF-S lenses available.  But you will have to consider something with more reach.  Your current 18-55 is a kit lens and can do entry level wide and close up snap shots, but you aren't going to get super high clarity from a 18MP camera, Digic 4+ and kit lens, especially in dimly lit scenarios. 

 

Even with a flash, the limited focal length is going to require that you be much closer to your subjects than you or they probably want. You will get more enjoyment and not have to work as hard if you invest in better quality lenses.  "L" series is also a good choice.  With some planning, your investment can be used with the next body you purchase too. 

 

 

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Greetings,

If I could make one recommendation, it would be buy a better lens.  2 would be even better. 

 

, but you aren't going to get super high clarity from a 18MP camera, Digic 4+ and kit lens, especially in dimly lit scenarios. 


I would agree with the remark about the kit lens.  You definitely want better glass.  I think 18MP is more than sufficient for capturing highly detailed images, though.

 

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The above was shot with a T5 and Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cinema lens on cloudy, overcast winter day.  Good light helps, but thoughtful exposure settings and good technique holding a camera can overcome poor lighting to some degree.  

 

This was shot at ISO 800, which is as high as I would recommend with a T5/T6 camera body.  In fact, ISO 800 is pushing it.  I used Lightroom to reduce the noise in this image.

For indoor shooting, you definitely want to add an external strobe.  The built-in strobe has a maximum range of 10 feet.

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Wadizzle,

Right...  the difference being your Cine quality lens.

 

This is not the lens I'd chose for a wedding.  Landscape yes.  That photo is magnificent. Very dramatic.  Really like it.

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@shadowsports wrote:

Wadizzle,

Right...  the difference being your Cine quality lens.

 

This is not the lens I'd chose for a wedding.  Landscape yes.  That photo is magnificent. Very dramatic.  Really like it.


Thanks,  No, it was not a lens recommendation.  I have already given my lens advice.  The Travel and Portrait Two Lens Kit is a good start towards building a nice camera kit for a photo enthusiast.  You would still need at least two more lenses, plus a flash, to even consider trying to shoot a wedding. 

 

Besides, as good as the images that can be captured with a T6, I think its’ below average low light performance makes it less than the best choice for wedding photography.  Let your assistant photographer use the T6 to capture “atmosphere” shots, and the like.  I would want a better camera before I would consider going professional. 

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Re: T6 blurry images wedding photography

Thanks for the replies!!!

Here is what consists in my wedding day bag - canon t6 with two kit lenses, 18-55 and 75-300 I believe. I also have a wide angle attachment. I have a yongnuo YN 560 which is great. I have two tripods but never seem to use them due to it slowing me down. I have a flash diffuser box cover, and wireless trigger for the camera. Also, some Nd/UV filters. This is usually what I use but I also keep a Nikon d3000 in my bag with a kit lens as well (in case my canon fails). I am going to try to upload a few images. It’s not that they are that blurry - I feel like when you zoom into their faces it shows blurry ness and it drives me crazy! Ang input is great and I appreciate everyone’s advice, as I am learning and establishing my business. I’m about a year into it now (not as a hobby, but as my second income job) and I am really loving it a- I just can’t stand to see a beautiful image and then look at the brides face and see that it’s not crisp. Thanks guys!!

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