First camera crash course: simple solutions for mastering your new DSLR

    | Photography Tips | 25/06/2013 00:01am
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    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 6: Choosing your AF points

    Your new DSLR is set with Auto AF Point Selection on as default. This is fine if you want to focus on whatever’s closest to you in your frame, but it becomes a problem when you want to take control and focus on something deeper in the scene for a more creative result. Switch to Manual AF Selection and choose your own AF points.

    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 6: Choosing your AF points

    • The wide aperture of f/4 means the rope in the foreground is out-of-focus and less distracting, but still adds depth and context to this photograph
    • Selecting a single AF point makes it easier to frame a shot so that it obeys the ‘rule of thirds’ to ensure a great composition (see over the page)
    • By manually selecting your AF point, you can choose where in your frame you focus

    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 1: Aperture explained
    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 2: using exposure compensation
    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 3: How shutter speeds work
    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 4: Fast vs Slow shutter speeds
    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 5: How to focus and stay sharp
    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 6: Choosing your AF points
    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 7: How to get your subjects sharp
    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 8: Avoid the common composition mistakes
    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 9: Using the Rule of Thirds
    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 10: Anatomy of your viewfinder

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