Digital Push Processing:
Step 1 - Safe Shutter Speed

The concept is simple: When you take the picture, make sure to lock the shutter at a *safe* speed. By over-riding the camera and manually setting the shutter, you can guarantee an image that is not affected by accidental camera-shake.

safe shutter speed
default program mode

 

Shutter Priority Mode Method:
"Shutter Priority" is the ideal mode for a digital push. Once in this mode, set the safe shutter speed and begin shooting. Consult your camera manual for more information about how to set shutter priority mode.

Simplified Safe Shutter Speed Chart
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wide angle
1/60
1/30
medium angle
1/125
1/60
zoom
1/250
1/125
high zoom
1/500
1/250

Exposure Compensation method:
If your camera does not have Shutter Priority Mode, you can use the exposure compensation feature if you have it. Normally identified by a plus/minus symbol, this feature allows you to "nudge" the camera's exposure meter.

Safe shutter speed hack:

  • Set exposure compensation to -1 stop

By making the exposure a little bit darker, the camera can use that extra freedom to set a higher shutter speed. Hopefully it will do this automatically.

Step 2: Digital Push Photo Editing