A major bonus of fast lenses is that they allow you to use faster shutter speeds in low light, fending off the problems of both camera shake and motion blur, the latter of which can’t be fixed with any amount of optical image stabilisation.
Your camera will focus automatically as soon as you press the shutter button, but what’s it focusing on? That’s the question you need to ask yourself, because it won’t always pick the subject or area of the picture that you want it to. In this photography cheat sheet we explain how to use a single AF point to achieve sharper focus.
Many photographers take their camera’s autofocus system for granted because it’s very effective in so many situations… but what if it gets things wrong?
Do you sometimes get blurred photos from your DSLR but don’t know why? The chances are it’s not the camera – it’s you! Here are the 10 most common reasons.
In this tutorial we explain how to use your the autofocus points on your DSLR to suit your subject and aid your composition.
Knowing how to calculate hyperfocal distance isn’t actually as complex as its technical name implies, but mastering this important photography technique can make all the difference to your photography. Here we answer all of the common questions photographers have about hyperfocal focusing.
Your camera’s Live View feature is a powerful tool, and in this tutorial we show you how using it can improve your photography.
Learn how to focus a portrait and capture pin-sharp eyes with our simple step-by-step tutorial and expert camera focusing techniques.
Modern cameras generally have superb autofocusing systems that can get the vast majority of subjects sharp in a jiffy, but they’re not 100% foolproof. Let’s take a look at some of the most common focusing problems and how to tackle them.
Some old-school photographers may tell you that you don’t need an autofocus (AF) system in a camera, but there are few that will dispute that a good one can make life much easier – especially if your vision is less than 20:20. We look at some of the best AF systems out there.