Photography for Beginners Part 8: Focusing Continued

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 7: Focusing

 

This is a continuation of the discussion on focus started in Part 7. In that post I concentrated on various features cameras may have related to focusing, especially when it comes to autofocus. In this post we’ll talk about how to put some of that information into practical use.

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Photographers on YouTube

Over the last few months I’ve been watching a lot of photography videos on YouTube. I’ve learned quite a bit in general and picked up some useful tips, but a lot of my enjoyment comes from the video footage some landscape photographers shoot of beautiful locations, including from drones.

I’m never going to be the kind of photographer who travels long distances just to get a specific shot, or who hikes up a mountain, down a steep cliff, or miles through a forest to get to a great location. But I can do that vicariously through others and enjoy the fruits of their labors.

Below I’ve listed four of the channels that I’ve especially liked so far in case you’re interested in checking them out.

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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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