Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Autofocus point selection control, part of Photography 101.
- There's probably a mode in your camera…that will allow you to define a single point…of focus and then move it around the scene…wherever you'd like.…So, if you wanted to have, for example,…focus happen on the right side of the screen,…on the left side of the screen,…you can move that point into that position…and whenever you hit the shutter button…halfway to focus, that's where it's going to…attempt to achieve focus.…So, let's see how this works in practice.…On my camera here, I can switch into that mode…by simply moving over to the one area mode.…And once I'm there, I can control the focus point,…position it wherever I like,…but for now we're just gonna leave it right in the middle…and if I take a picture of my subject here,…but I point the camera just straight ahead…with the focus point in the middle,…as you can see, the focus is happening…in the middle of the scene,…not on my model.…
So, that's clearly not what I want here.…So, I need to move that focus point.…Now, how you move that focus point is gonna depend…
- Adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Controlling autofocus
- Using buttons to change focus, metering, and shooting modes
- Carrying a camera like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively and changing your point of view
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
1. Carry and Hold A Camera Like a Pro
2. Stabilize the Camera
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Push Your Buttons
6. Control Your Auto Focus
Focus peaking1m 21s
8. Change Your Point of View
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