I am a long-time lurker who is a rank amateur and lurks to get inspiration from you all!
I've been taking a zillion pictures this summer and am really getting frustrated that the focus is always a bit off on my photos. I'm just shooting with a point-and-shoot, but it's a good camera (Canon PowerShot S5) and I really can't figure out why I can't get sharp focus on faces. I do as I had been taught, which is to focus on the person's face and then re-frame the picture, but the focus is always soft. As a couple of examples from this morning... these ones are better than some of my shots, but if you were to look at the original, the features of the face and the hair is a tiny bit blurred.
So my question is, is this a camera issue, or a photographer issue? If it's the latter, how on earth do I do this better? (I know you should be minimum SS of 1/125, so I did that today, but even when my SS is high with my kids, I still have the same problem.)
Settings on all of them are in the general range of SS 1/125, AV 5.0, ISO 200
Thank you so much for your advice!