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Getting "Tack Sharp" Images starts with a tripod.
"Tack Sharp" is the term photographers use to describe images that have the ultimate level of sharpness.
The first most important thing that you need for sharpness is to put your camera on a tripod. They make very nice collapsible tripods that you can carry with you, when you are out taking pictures. These especially help if you are doing photography in dim lighting or doing macro photography!
Manfrotto is a really good brand name and B&H photo carries a variety. I can link you to some that I like. The attachment for the camera-to-tripod is also important. A ballhead is wonderful because with just one knob it lets you quickly and easily aim and position your camera accurately at any angle. Another thing I've found important is to get a quick release for your tripod, (some come with them). This is so you can quickly take your camera off the tripod with the twist of a lever. Here are a few tripod options. Of course, they come a lot more expensive, but for the beginner, these will work out well.
Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminum Tripod (Black) $69.88
Manfrotto Compact Advanced Aluminum Tripod (Black) $99.88
Manfrotto Element Big Aluminum Traveler Tripod (Blue) $119.88
Manfrotto Element MII Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head (Black) $129.99
In GETTING TACK SHARP IMAGES FROM YOUR CAMERA - PART 2 we will talk about more ways to get sharp images.