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.
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 […]
While most photographers rely on autofocus (even the pros), sometimes autofocus isn’t the right tool. Perhaps your camera keeps latching onto the wrong object. Or perhaps using the Autofocus assist lamp is drawing too much attention as you try to shoot that dramatic performance. It’s okay, cameras over manual focus for two real reasons. For […]
Greater depth of field. It’s a quest for many shooters, to be able to achieve critical focus for a subject. One technique to achieve this is focus stacking, which allows you to take a series of photos captured with different focal depths and merge them together. When shooting, try this approach: If possible, secure the […]
If want to check focus, you need to take a few extra steps. Just turning on the LCD and glancing at it won’t cut it. The small screen makes everything look more in focus because it can’t show you all the pixels at once. The reduced image size creates the illusion of a sharper image. […]
NOTE: The embedded video is Flash. If you prefer, you can access the non-flash version in HD on YouTube. I treated myself to a rare, few days off early this month. I went to Vegas and spent time racing at two different tracks. Most of the time I was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In […]