My poor eyesight makes manual focus a lottery at the best of times - but here's a handy hack.
If you're not close enough, get closer: photography tips from Annie Leibovitz and, less excitingly, me.
I went up to Tate Modern on Friday night. It gave me the chance to try to capture - minus tripod - some shots of the city as the sun was going down.
Like riding a bike, photography is clearly one of those things you can only learn by getting on and having a go. Still, in all honesty, I wasn't expecting to have the stabilisers come off quite so quickly...