Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding focus points and autofocus, part of Up and Running with the Canon 6D.
…When you look out onto a scene, your eyes need to focus.…Typically, you'll choose one place to focus on.…Your camera works the same way.…The auto focus mechanism can focus at one particular distance in your scene.…If working properly, that point should line up with your subject.…Your camera includes a number of focus points.…The camera will try to automatically identify which one of these points, or…multiple points, are overlapping with your subject.…However, this process isn't always perfect.…
Sometimes you'll need to override this automatic mechanism and…choose the focus point manually to force the camera to focus at a particular place.…These points are within an auto focus area mode.…This is the region that the camera will search to try and…automatically figure out focus.…To change modes, use the AF point selection button, and use either the dial,…or the multi controller, to change which focus point is selected.…Do keep in mind, you can't change these points if shooting shooting with…a basic zone mode like auto or creative auto.…
- 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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