Photographer and educator Tim Grey explores these questions and more in this exploration of focus and autofocus. And because sharpness isn't everything, Tim also details scenarios where blur can have more impact.
- What is focus?
- Calculating depth of field
- Looking at focus limitations
- Employing autofocus one shot vs. continuous
- Using manual focus
- Setting and choosing focus points
- Controlling depth of field
- Using intentional blur and bokeh
- Finding focus while panning
Skill Level Intermediate
- Hello, I'm Tim Grey, and in this course we're going to explore focus and auto focus and depth of field, all sorts of subjects related to how we establish the best focus for our photographic images. Along the way, of course, we'll talk a little bit about technique, we'll talk about some concepts, we'll talk about camera settings. And speaking of camera settings, of course, your camera might be different from the camera that I'll be using to demonstrate some of these concepts. So, you'll want to take a look at your camera and at your camera's manual. Make sure that you're familiar with the various features and settings and how to change those settings on your camera so that you can follow along and adjust the various options that we'll be taking a look at.
Plus, along the way, that means you'll be better able to adjust your camera settings on the fly because you'll be more familiar with what your camera has to offer and how you can adjust those settings. Focus, of course, is one of the critical aspects of a good photograph, at least in many cases. Sometimes, we might actually want to de-focus the image. But understanding how to achieve good focus, what focus looks like, how to achieve better depth of field, all of these topics are very important in photography, and that's exactly what we'll be taking a look at in this course.