Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Manual autofocus, part of Photography 101 (2012).
There's an even more advanced control that you can take over the focusing in …your camera. And this is something that's not …available on all camera models. So, if you don't find this on your camera …model, it may simply not be there. But I'm going to show you how to set it up, …and of course explain what it does. Now here's the basic idea. …Normally when you take a picture, you push down the shutter release halfway, …and it focuses and meters. And then you push the button the rest of …the way, to take the picture. But what if you could take the focusing …away from this button, and put it somewhere else? …Now, why would you want to do that? Well, here's the basic idea.…
On Canon cameras, you have something called the AF on button. …And again, on your camera, you'll have to look and see if you have this on there. …What I can do by pushing the AF on button, is start the autofocus. …But that's only half the story. What I really want to do, is take …focusing away from this function here. So to focus the camera, I have to push …
- 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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