Tack Sharp | An eBook for Photographers

Tack Sharp eBook | James BrandonTack Sharp is an ebook that I originally wrote for Trey Ratcliff’s ebook publishing site Flatbooks.com. While it is still selling very well at Flatbooks, I have also started selling it here on my site as well.

My hope is that if you have ever struggled with getting consistently sharp images, that this book will completely revolutionize your ability as a photographer. There is a laundry list of techniques and tricks that the pros use daily to get sharp images on purpose, and that’s what this ebook sets out to uncover. From back button focusing, to focus tracking, to single point AF, this ebook will demystify it all. So grab yourself a copy and take a huge leap forward in your photography. Be sure to scroll down and read what people are saying! Ebooks are great. They are cheap, short and full of great material that you can read in less than a day. At only $10, this ebook will pay for itself by the time you are done reading it. I truly believe that!


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If you’d like to see a sample of the ebook first, you can download about 10 of the pages here.


  • Learn the art of consistently nailing focus on your images
  • Discover custom functions that have been hiding right within your cameras menu settings
  • Say goodbye to the frustrations of blurry, unusable images

Product Information

Getting consistently sharp images on a camera can be tricky. Especially if you’re utilizing the factory settings on a Digital SLR. Achieving tack sharp images is a culmination of techniques and custom function that are sometimes cleverly hidden inside your cameras menu settings. Tack Sharp was written for anyone who has ever struggled with getting sharp images in different situations. Maybe you recently purchased a fast lens, but can’t figure out why the camera keeps focusing on the wrong part of the subject. Or perhaps you feel as if you’re doing everything right but still come out with slightly soft images. This process can be extremely frustrating and hard to deal with. Within the pages of this ebook, you’ll discover the tips and tricks used by the pros to take full control over the advanced systems of focus within today’s digital camera systems. Along the way you’ll see actual examples of images where these practices were put in place, often times in situations where focus would have been next to impossible to achieve otherwise. If you struggle with getting consistently sharp images then look no further, this ebook is for you!

Getting Tack Sharp Onto Your iPad or other iDevice

I’ve gotten quite a few questions from folks wondering how to get the downloaded ebook onto their iPad or iPhone or iPod. It’s really easy so I made this quick little video to walk you through it. Let me know if you have any further questions.

Blog Reviews of Tack Sharp

Tack Sharp Review on ‘Photography eBook Reviews’
Tack Sharp Review on ‘Cross Controlled’
Tack Sharp Review on ‘Confessions of a Travel Junkie’
Tack Sharp Review on ‘Midnight Blue Says…’

What Readers Are Saying

I’ve done 2 shoots since reading your book. My photography has changed forever. The sharpness of my photos is exactly what I’ve wanted…it’s right on almost every time. Life changing. Really. – Shauna Castaner

I bought your e-book the other day and read up to the point where you say to use the other focus points and use AI SERVO…so today I did it and nailed a tack sharp photo of my little girls eyes (at f2) while she happend to glance my way. I’m sold! Thank you for the information. – Mike Moore

I have to admit to being a little dubious about what can be learnt from an ebook when my images are pretty much already sharp due to the use of a tripod and a little time taken to set up – but having downloaded and read this ebook over the weekend I am very surprised and happy to admit that I’ve learnt various new tricks and am now using several aspects of my camera that I had no idea existed previously. Thanks very much. – Michael Murphy

I sat down and read ‘Tack Sharp’ this afternoon and was thoroughly impressed. In this eBook, James successfully dissects and explains the keys to creating the sharpest images possible in language that everyone will be able to understand. Not only are the basics of exposure covered in detail, but more advanced tips and tricks are shared. I know for a fact that I will be implementing the tricks James shares into my photography routine. Thanks! – Heath O’Fee

Specific Settings For Different Cameras

One of the most common questions I get in emails and in response to my ebook is people wanting to know how to set up back button focus, Servo and other settings I go over in my ebook on their specific camera. Whether they have an Olympus, a Nikon, a Sony or even a different Canon camera it’s really not feasable for me to go rent every camera on the market to return these emails with instructions. So I’m asking my readers to help me out! If you’ve bought my ebook and applied the tips to your camera (different than a 5D Mark II) and would be willing to submit specific instructions for your camera, please email me at contact(at)james-brandon(dot)com. I’ll have a specific list of settings to fill out for your specific camera so that each different camera will have the same information available. Then, as the instructions come in, I’ll include them below as links for each camera. Thanks everyone! Canon 5D Mark II Canon Rebel T3i Nikon D800