Trying to focus on off-centre subjects is one of the most common ways photographers get tripped up. The centre AF point is often used for focusing, as it’s typically the most sensitive. But many photographers use this in conjunction with a camera’s focus lock button in order to shoot off-centre subjects.
One of the first rules of photography is that the subject should be sharp. Most modern cameras offer a number of ways of achieving sharp photos, and in this post we’re going to look at the most important digital camera focus techniques and the best settings to use. We’ll look at how to select the AF point and which focus mode to use.
Panasonic is offering a new firmware upgrade that will update select cameras in its Lumix range with the ability to enable any area of a photograph to be in focus after shooting.
If you’re new to photography and daunted by the learning curve, here’s how to achieve six things that beginner photographers most commonly ask us about.
In this video tutorial we show you how to take control of focusing by switching to manual. Though we used
It’s far better to try and get a shot sharp to begin with than try to rescue it on the computer. Here’s a five point checklist to get perfect focus every time.
What focus points and why are they important? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about some of the technology and techniques.
In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions photographers have about using focus points.
Soft shots are the bane of the serious photographer’s life, and a major reason why images get rejected by stock image libraries or lose out in camera club competitions or photo society distinctions. Anyone can zoom into images at 100% with software these days, meaning that any soft areas are painfully obvious. So what can… Continue reading
Should you use autofocus or manual focus? The truth is, there are times when one or the other is more advantageous. In this quick guide we explain when to use manual focus, and when to avoid it.
Do you find your camera’s complex AF options confusing? We get back to basics and answer the question, ‘What is autofocus anyway?’ in full and jargon-free.