Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Focusing manually, part of Up and Running with the Canon 6D.
…While I usually use auto focus, I sometimes find myself shooting manually.…Perhaps it's because I'm shooting video, and…I want to adjust the focus in the middle of a shot to deal with a moving subject.…Or perhaps that moving subject can't be tracked with auto focus, and…I might want to manipulate focus for…shallow depth of field, or to get a softly focused image for aesthetic reasons.…When shooting time-lapse, I'll typically set it to auto focus and…get the initial focus.…But then turn it off so that the camera doesn't make any changes inbetween shots.…
Of course if there's too little light, you may need to manually focus anyway.…To use manual focus, you'll need to switch the camera.…Switch the focus mode selector from AF to M.…If you're using a lens that also has a switch,…you should set that to M for manual.…Be very careful not to set a lens focus mode switch to…manual while leaving the camera in auto focus.…This could potentially damage the camera or the lens.…Once in manual mode, turn the focus ring to adjust focus.…
- Taking shots in Auto mode
- Using special scene modes
- Changing image format and size
- Changing ISO
- Adjusting exposure compensation in Program Exposure mode
- Focusing manually or with autofocus
- Changing the shutter release mode
- Adjusting exposure in the 6D
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Up and Running with DSLR Filmmakingwith Chad Perkins1h 10m Appropriate for all
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Canon 6D
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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