Photography for beginners: 6 reasons you’re smarter than your camera

Photography for beginners: 6 reasons you're smarter than your camera

Photography for beginners: 05 You’re shooting a macro subject

Photography for beginners: 05 You’re shooting a macro subject

Very close subjects tend to give AF systems problems because they expect the main subject to be a little further away and they often make the lens hunt around. In some cases it may miss the target altogether.

The first step is to set the AF point carefully so that it’s directly over the subject. If this solves the problem, then great, but in many macro situations it’s better to focus manually.

If possible activate the camera’s live view and compose the image on the main screen.

Then use the magnify control to zoom right into the most important part of the subject and adjust the focus until it’s sharp.

Photography for beginners: 01 You know what you’re shooting
Photography for beginners: 02 The subject isn’t the closest object
Photography for beginners: 03 The scene is very bright or very dark
Photography for beginners: 04 The subject is backlit
Photography for beginners: 05 You’re shooting a macro subject
Photography for beginners: 06 Shooting in warm/cold light

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