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Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus

Capturing a compelling photograph involves a lot more than just correct exposure. The right tonal range, proper white balance, good color, and other factors all can help elevate your image from good to exceptional. But one of the most important and, sometimes, the most frustrating aspects of shooting with a highly automated—yet fully adjustable—camera like the T7i is achieving sharp focus. Your camera has lots of AF controls and options, and new users and veterans alike can quickly become confused. In this chapter, I’m going to clear up the mysteries of autofocus and show you exactly how to use your T7i’s AF features to their fullest. I’ll even tell you when to abandon the autofocus system and turn to ...

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