I tried to use the focus and no go. I even put the iPhone down against something to stabilize it, and still blurry.It's better if the object is not moving at all. For instance. It's difficult to get a good close-up of a flower when it's windy. Practice on an inanimate object in good light. Touch the screen where the object is (a square briefly appears) and snap! Make sure you have a steady hand too.