There are many different techniques for getting consistently sharp images, but I think this one is the best of them all. Take a look to find out why.
The great thing about the internet is that you can get so much information at the click of a search button on Google that the hardest thing to do is work out which information is most useful. That's also the case when you search for the best techniques on getting tack-sharp images. You might get a 10-point listicle that espouses things such as using a tripod, holding the camera a certain way with your elbows tucked in, or focusing a third of the way into the frame (if you're a landscape photographer). But which technique is consistently the best?
That question brings us to this great video by Mike Smith, in which he walks us through the technique of focus-stacking. If you're not sure what this is, it's the process of taking a number of shots where you focus on different elements in the frame — like one in the foreground, one in the middle, and one in the background — and then stack all the shots together in post-production software like Photoshop. To see the entire process in action, give the video a look, and let me know your thoughts below.