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A Photographer’s Guide to Focus and Autofocus: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Alan Hess

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1. Ten Things to Know About Focus and Autofocus

Quick tips to get you started

Your photos need to be in focus, and more importantly, the main subjects of your images need to be in sharp focus. This chapter is a quick overview of some of the main focus issues to consider when taking photos. I put this chapter right here at the front of the book as a great place to start getting acquainted with focus and autofocus in general.

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Nikon D2X • ISO 200 • 1/40 sec. • f/3 • 80–200mm lens

Poring Over the Picture

This photo was shot during a performance. I needed to make sure that the camera focus stayed right on the dancer, so I used continuous autofocus ...

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