Hello guys! I am an amateur photographer with a nikond3100. I would like to upgrade eventually but am in college so do not have the funds at the moment to upgrade. I began selling some of my photography and have had no issues. This brought me here with the idea of trying to sell adobe stock images as well as learn. I have tried just about every setting on my camera and when I upload my image in photoshop it is never sharp at 100%. I can only get the image sharp at 75%. I have a basic stock lense that came with the camera. I am also shooting in raw.
Do you guys have any suggestions on how to improve? I am not sure if it is me doing something wrong. Or if I will need a better camera to achieve these results?
I would suggest asking in the Stock Contributor forum.
If you are having trouble achieving sharpness in your image it isn't likely the camera that is the culprit but the technique. The easiest way to help is to increase your shutterspeed. If your camera is older and the light is dim this may be a problem as you will need to increase your ISO which can cause excess noise which would result in a different rejection reason.
If you can, try using a tripod or monopod to add some extra stability.