Join Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com as they talk with concert photographer Alan Hess about the future of cameras and the advantages of using autofocus over manual focus.
I put together a short tutorial to help Canon users get the most out of using Autofocus on their DSLR cameras. The autofocus controls are often faster and achieve more accurate results than you can get with the manual controls. Explore how to use autofocus in this brief tutorial. You may also find it helpful to […]
The way I see it, your camera does three things to make a picture: focuses, adjusts brightness, and adjusts color. I know that’s a simplified description, but to me as a creative, that’s all that matters. And the one that matters most is focus. Nothing directs your viewer’s eye as quickly and as powerfully as […]
Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 400. You need to change two things in your camera. First, set your camera so that there is one autofocus square lighting up when you press the shutter halfway down to focus. This lets you choose where to place the focus point (using arrow keys on the back […]
There are a series of articles on the Web right now about lenses, new camera bodies and autofocus claims. Olympus and Canon for instance have made some pretty bold claims about their newer cameras and the fast AF that you can find on each. I have tested these claims – not with special testing equipment […]
It’s the biggest problem amateurs and even some pros face. Sharpness/focus issues dog everyone from the rank beginner to the seasoned pro. So once in a while I like to share some tips for making sharper images. These aren’t the only tips I have on the subject, but they are a good starting point. 1. […]
Your camera comes with auto-focus – of course it does. Well most DSLR cameras and compacts do. But that doesn’t mean you’ll always get shots that are “in focus.” The auto-focus on your camera is just like everything else on your camera. You have to know how to use it properly to get a good […]