Photography for Beginners Part 7: Focusing

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

Part 6: Manual Mode


In this post we’ll talk about focusing, primarily autofocus (AF).

It’s easy as a beginner to mostly ignore the focus aspect of photography because digital cameras handle automatic focus well. But being more thoughtful about how you focus, and where you focus, can enhance your photography. There are also situations in which you have to think about it or you’ll end up with disappointing or outright bad photos.

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