Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Autofocus modes, part of Photography 101 (2012).
All DSLRs have a variety of focusing modes. …There's of course your manual focus, and then there's something called single …focus, where the camera will focus and lock, and as long as you keep your finger …pressed halfway down on the button, it won't refocus. …And this is great if you're shooting something that's not moving, for example …a portrait, someone standing there. You focus on them, the camera locks, and …you take a picture. And then there's the continuous focus …modes, and these are great if you're shooting any kind of moving action. …Whether you're talking about a sports game, or just your kid running through …the yard, the continuous modes allow you to track the focus of that subject as …they move. It actually get's a little bit more …advanced than that. There are a variety of continuous focus …modes on different DSLRs. Typically you'll find two different modes.…
Your particular camera may have more than that, but I'm just going to cover the two …primary modes that you're pretty much assured to find on any DSLR today. …
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Lightwith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke56m 11s Appropriate for all
Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Upswith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke1h 14m Appropriate for all
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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