The weeks continue to be busy, with day job activities, family commitments, and personal pursuits... Including being a bit more aggressive in "introducing" my website. I've added a number of new events, become more disciplined in using keywords in my photographs, and decided to move beyond simply clicking (Auto) to improve my images in Photoshop. While I'm not about wholesale manipulation, a little white balance nip or exposure tuck can't hurt!
Unfortunately, the elephant in the room remains, and no it's not a bigger lens or having a more sophisticated camera, it's all about focus. Being able to instruct the camera to focus on the things YOU want it to, and not having IT decide what IT wants to capture. This is something that even professional photographers struggle with, and is likely what life is about.
Since I haven't a clue about the later, let me share with you some techniques on photography focus. Here's what a few "experts" have to say:
To make you feel better, from Scott Kelby: http://scottkelby.com/2012/sometimes-it-all-just-comes-together/
And to educate, from Phil Steele: http://digital-photography-school.com/dslr-camera-focusing-tips-for-beginners