How sharp is too sharp?

Most of the complaints amateur photographers have, refer to photos not sharp enough. They complain that the photos are dim, the details are not clearly visible, there is too much noise, etc. You will find hundreds of advice in the web on how to sharpen the photos which are not sharp enough, but you will barely find advice on how to correct the image that looks very sharp and unnatural. There is a certain level of sharpness – kind of “natural sharpness”. Possessing a decent camera, and considering that the weather conditions are good, shutter speed is good, the autofocus works perfectly, the photo is supposed to turn out having great quality and this natural level of sharpness. But sometimes the image quality exceeds the level of perfection. When someone complains that their photos are too sharp, this may be the reason to say “I wish I had a similar problem”, though it’s hard to say which problem is more severe. When photos turn out unnaturally sharp, you can’t sometimes distinguish their details. Cheap cameras, cell phone cameras, incorrect camera settings – all these factors may cause undesired sharpness. Professional photographers will avoid putting sharp elements on the edge of a photo. Sometimes the unnecessary details attract too much attention and draw the eyes out of the main part. Being sharp does not mean being a good photo. Many good photos use deliberate unsharpness to express their points. Photos that are sharp all over are usually amateur attempts and express too much detail for a lot of distracting elements, while the fewer things a photo tries to say, the more powerfully it says them. Look how ImageConverter Plus can help you correct your too sharp photos so that you leave just a few things that will stand out instead of having everything sharp edge-to-edge.