Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Center-point auto-focus, part of Photography Foundations: Lenses.
Here's what you should already know about auto focus.…When you half-press your shutter button, your camera focuses in your scene.…Where it chooses to focus depends on what mode you have it in, what focus…mode you have it in.…By default it's going to be in a mode where it automatically selects a point to…focus from amongst a selection of focus points, like we're seeing here.…This particular camera has this particular number arranged in this…particular pattern.…In the last video you saw that you can manually choose one of these points to be…sure that your camera is focused in the right spot.…A lot of photographers, myself included, take a different approach to auto focus.…
Rather than going with auto focus point selection or manually choosing a point,…we lock our auto focus point on the center and here's why.…A lot of times if you're trying to work quickly, you might be shooting and you…just don't have time to stop and figure out which focus point has been selected.…As you know, when you half-press the shutter button it lights up the point that…
- Understanding field of view and camera position
- Depth of field and lens choice
- How to choose a lens
- Examining lens features
- Using specialized lenses such as fisheye and tilt/shift lenses
- Focusing techniques
- Using filters
- Camera maintenance
Skill Level Beginner
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2. What Is a Lens?
3. Focal Length, Camera Position, and Composition
4. Depth of Field
5. Choosing a Lens
6. Advanced Autofocus
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