Photography for Beginners Part 8: Focusing Continued

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

Part 7: Focusing

 

This is a continuation of the discussion on focus started in Part 7. In that post I concentrated on various features cameras may have related to focusing, especially when it comes to autofocus. In this post we’ll talk about how to put some of that information into practical use.

You may also want to refer to the post on depth of field if you’re not already familiar with the cincept.

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Photography for Beginners Part 7: Focusing

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

Part 6: Manual Mode

 

In this post we’ll talk about focusing, primarily autofocus (AF).

It’s easy as a beginner to mostly ignore the focus aspect of photography because digital cameras handle automatic focus well. But being more thoughtful about how you focus, and where you focus, can enhance your photography. There are also situations in which you have to think about it or you’ll end up with disappointing or outright bad photos.

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