Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction, part of Photography 101 (2012).
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Autofocus on today's DSLRs is pretty remarkable. …It almost always gets what you want in focus, exactly perfect, which is pretty …good, right? The thing is, the camera wants your …object that it's going to focus on to be right in the middle of the frame. …Now to be fair, most modern DSLRs do a pretty good job of finding things that …aren't in the middle. And focusing on those when it thinks that …that's what you want to focus on. Well, let's face it. …Sometimes, the camera doesn't really know. …For example, if I want to focus on the tree that's off to the left instead of …the mountain in the front, the camera probably isn't going to figure that out.…
There's a couple different ways we can handle this. …You can focus and recompose, which is a pretty common practice. …Where I point the camera at a subject, and focus on that. …Lock the focus, and then move the camera and take the picture. …But there are more advance ways that you can do this as well. …Throughout this chapter, we're going to talk about the ways to take total control …
- 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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