Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Autofocus point selection control, part of Photography 101 (2012).
You may have noticed, looking through your camera lens, that there's a variety …of little dots or squares inside of the field of view, and those light up to tell …you what the camera has focused on. The cool thing is that, you can actually …control which one of those squares the camera's going to use. …In general, it's set to an automatic mode. …And the camera's going to try and figure it out, and you might see a variety of …squares light up, as you point at a subject, and push the button down to …focus on it. However if you take control over that, …you can manually move that square to which ever one I want, and then that's …the point that you can use to focus on. So, let's take a look at a couple …different camera models to see how we take control over that.…
I'll start with this Canon here. You notice that the Canon has a button on …the back, that shows a box with a series of dots and kind of a crossed grid pattern. …If I push that button down, you'll see on the top on the LCD display, a grid that …
- 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 7s 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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