Forgive me for my lack of knowledge. I am a beginner hoping to one day turn my hobby into a side job. I love taking portraits, and for a beginner, I don't think I am half bad. I use a Canon Rebel XS with the kit lens. I also have a 70-300mm that I rarely use. I keep running into the same issues - for some reason my objects come out to be blurry in most shots. I don't know if it is my lens or what. I use full manual, and I feel I am pretty competent when it comes to adjusting the ISO and f/stop for certain conditions. I usually keep my shutter speed on about 1/80 or 1/100 to compensate for any camera shake. Maybe my focus is off? Is it possible for it to look in focus through the viewfinder but when the photo is actually taken, for it to be out of focus? Also, my husband and I went to the beach to take some shots of him, and for some reason I am incapable of capturing the really blue sky we had yesterday. When I opened up the photos in Photoshop, I couldn't even capture the color of the sky by boosting the vibrance. In my photos, it looked like it was a cloudy, overcasted day when that was not the case at all. Any ideas? Thanks!!!