Chapter 4

Controlling Focus and Depth of Field


check Understanding autofocusing options

check Choosing a specific autofocusing point

check Using continuous autofocusing to track a moving subject

check Using the touchscreen to set focus

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: Either the subject is in focus or it's blurry. 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 other objects in the scene appear sharply focused. This chapter explains how to manipulate both aspects of an image.

The chapter begins with details of the focusing options available for viewfinder photography; following that, you can get help with focusing during Live View photography ...

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