I am a lurker and must say I love ALL your photos. I am by no means close to or trying to be a professional. However I do want to take much better pictures. When I was out on maternity leave, I had a few "sessions" with my LO's and I thought they turned out awesome. At least for a beginner However, for some reason, ALL my pictures lately seem to turn out blurry!
I have a Nikon D80 and use the factory lens that came with, 18-135mm. I can't afford a better lens and since I am not trying to be professional, I can't justify the $. Although I may have to hint around and maybe for Christmas I can get one
Anyway, the lowest I can go on my fstop is 3.5. I found those days that 7.1 worked REALLY well. I have played with multiple ones and now they all blur. I set my camera to A to focus on the aperture and let the camera choose the shutter speed.
Any suggestions/Ideas on why they may blur now? The only difference I can think of is with those pictures I was zooming in quite a bit whereas with these I am a little further away.
I picked up some books from the library - trying to "school" myself as best I can. I want to be able to take awesome pics but I think I do need a better lens so my ISO can increase to the max. Movement tends to cause blurriness (again though I am confused because with the pictures I took on maternity leave my son was running around and he would move and still I would get a non-blurred picture).
I use just the natural light too as I am not experienced enough to set my camera settings accordingly.
Any advice appreciated!