5 Tips to avoid image noise in your digital pictures

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Image noise is defined as the distortion in your digital photos. In photography world, this distortion is referred as Noise. A noisy picture looks grainy and often blurred causing lack of clarity and sharpness. So these were the mains causes for lack of sharpness in your picture. In coming tips we will be discussing more of such reasons that hamper the sharpness of your picture.

Every photographs has gone through this stage at least once in his lifetime. And there are some who have to deal with this problem more often. It is a common problem in digital cameras today. The photographer is not the only one responsible for a noisy image, there are factors that affect it at large. But, as a photographer you can take certain steps you can take to avoid it. A noisy picture has grainy effect, and is generally considered undesirable.

If you want to find out how to reduce the noise in your digital pictures, read on.

High ISO : High ISO means high level of noise. And high noise in an image means more grainy looking picture with missing details. It eventually results in an image full of noise that is lacking sharpness and clarity. So select your ISO wisely and make sure it doesn't result in noise.

Shooting in auto or programmed mode: If you generally shoot in automatic or programmed modes on your camera, your images are more likely to have noise. Your camera in these two modes changes the exposure by itself, and quite often it may introduce factors that introduce noise to your digital images. So it is better to shoot in manual mode and have full control over the exposure settings.

Turn on the noise reduction setting of your camera, if it has one. This feature help you combat noisy digital images. But, the feature is not available in low-end cameras. However, if you have a high-end gear, you can definitely use it to reduce image noise in your digital pictures.

Make you pictures bright. Sometimes lack of brightness results in darker shadows eventually resulting in grainy pictures. To overcome this problem, try increasing the exposure slightly over to what you are already using.

Avoid using digital zoom on your camera. Assume as if it doesn't exist at all. Digital zoom doesn't really zoom at all; it is in fact cropping and enlarging from a small area of the sensor. It should especially be avoided when that small area is clouded by noise.

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