1. Manually focus
I know it’s scary. I get it. But it’s kind of learning to like broccoli. At first it looks all green and vegetabley and then after a while you are adding it to stir-fry pasta.
The key with manual focus is that it gives you the control. It allows you to tell the camera what to focus on instead of the camera being the boss. Simply flip the switch on the side of the lens to manual. Then move the focus box around until you have the area of your photograph that you want to bring into focus.
Then move the focus dial until the picture is in perfect focus. I have a Canon and it has a button that allows you to zoon in just a little bit tighter. I click the button which zooms into the area of the screen with the focus box on it. Then I focus and zoom back out.
Just for example, this picture was taken with a 50mm lens, 1.8 fstop, 200 ISO and manual focus.