I just registered and posting my first thread!
I am new to DSLR. I have been taking night shots.
However, it is just impossible to take sharp images. For some reason, most of my pictures are always out of focus.
Someone told me to
1. increase f number for large DOF,
2. set the focus to MF
but I failed to get sharp images. I read about hyperfocal distance. It pretty much said high f number doesn't neccessarily mean deep DOF.
I just have no idea how to take clear pictures at night at the beach
People repeated talk about setting the focus to infinity for these type of shots, but I am really lost on this subject and very frustrated.
Also, for aperture, higher it is, the more light it will take. So for night shots, it make sense to set the aperture high with reasonable shutter speed for nondark image, but then, DOF is shallow. However, if the focus is infinity, there can't be DOF since there is no focus to have DOF? Then why not take these pictures with high aperture(low f number)?
I think I am not completely understanding each concept when it comes to infinite focus.
Sorry for a long post and please help me~!