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    Shoot sharper sports photography: pro techniques and the settings they use

    | Photography Tips | 24/07/2012 11:26am
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    Getting subjects in focus

     

    Getting subjects in focus when shooting sports photography

    One of the common photography problems with getting subjects in focus is when your camera is set to an autofocus point selection mode, which means all the AF (autofocus) points are active and your camera will then just focus on whatever is closest in the frame – not necessarily your subject if it’s further away (here are some more good tips on how to choose the best AF mode for your subject).

    Instead, manually select a single AF point – start off using the central AF point as it’s generally the most responsive and accurate – and then you can decide what your camera focuses on, rather than the 
camera ‘guessing’ and getting it wrong.

    For more on manual focusing, see our in-depth guide to Manual Focus: what you need to know to get sharp images.

    PAGE 1: The best shutter speeds for sports photography
    PAGE 2: The best AF mode for sports photography
    PAGE 3: Getting subjects in focus
    PAGE 4: Using telephoto lenses
    PAGE 5: Capture action as it unfolds

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    Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 11:26 am under Photography Tips.

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