Shooting images that aren’t as sharp as they should be is an enormous problem for beginning and experienced photographers alike. Capturing truly sharp images is the result of using excellent lenses, employing superb shooting techniques, and pinpoint focusing.
Focusing strategies are so crucial and poorly understood that they deserve a detailed discussion all by themselves. From our experience in teaching many thousands of students in the field how to shoot excellent images, we see the many small mistakes they must correct to capture high quality images. Everyone shoots unsharp images at times, but there are numerous ways to significantly improve the odds of making truly sharp images.