Chapter 5

Controlling Focus and Depth of Field

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Understanding autofocusing options

check Choosing a specific autofocusing point

check Using continuous autofocusing to track a moving subject

check Taking advantage of manual-focusing aids

check Manipulating depth of field

To many people, the word focus has just one interpretation when applied to a photograph: The subject is either in focus or blurry. But an artful photographer knows 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 other objects in the scene appear sharply focused.

This chapter explains how to manipulate both aspects of an image. After a reminder of how to set your lens to auto or manual focusing, the first part of the chapter details focusing options available for viewfinder photography; following that, you can get help with focusing during Live View photography and movie recording.

A word of warning: The two systems are different, and ...

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