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

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    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 7: How to get your subjects sharp

    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 7: How to get your subjects sharp

    Focus on background

    • When using manual AF point selection, be careful that your DSLR doesn’t focus on the background by mistake
    • Your DSLR’s autofocus will ‘hunt’ around, trying to focus on objects in the foreground and background, when you half-press the shutter button

     

    First Camera Crash Course Lesson 7: How to focus on your subject

    Focus on subject

    • Timing is everything when focusing on fast-moving subjects!
    • Use Continuous Drive mode to keep up with the action. Be ready to press the shutter button before, during and after the subject flies through your frame
    • You can also pre-focus on the spot your subject will hit (the post in our shot) then switch to Manual Focus (MF on your lens) to lock the 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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