In This Chapter
Controlling the camera's autofocusing performance
Choosing an autofocus mode
Autofocusing in Live View mode
Understanding focal lengths, depth of field, and other focus factors
Exploring white balance and its affect on color
Stretching your color palette with Adobe RGB
Tweaking color and sharpening via Picture Styles
To many people, the word focus has just one interpretation when applied to a photograph: Either the subject is in focus or it's blurry. And it's true, this characteristic of your photographs is an important one. There's not much to appreciate about an image that's so blurry that you can't make out whether you're looking at Peru or Peoria.
But an artful photographer knows that there's more to focus than simply getting a sharp image of a subject. You also need to consider depth of field, or the distance over which objects remain sharply focused. This chapter explains all the ways to control depth of field and also discusses how to use your Canon's advanced autofocus options.
In addition, this chapter dives into the topic of color, explaining such concepts as white balancing, which compensates for the varying color casts created by different light sources, and color space, which determines the spectrum of colors your camera can capture. Finally, a section near the end of the chapter introduces you to Picture Styles, which enable ...