8 Tips On Helping You Focus
One of the members in our mentership group is having problems focusing. It can be so frustrating thinking you have your focal point nice and sharp, you pull the images on your computer and argggg…out of focus cringing effect in your body! Basically, WTF happened.
So let’s help her and you to make sure you’re not wasting time and to get to the point. Here are some tips to help you when you just can’t get your subject in focus.
1. Most important tip that I see where people have problems: Check your diopter
2. Use manual mode when focusing up close.
3. Use autofocus and then lock your focus if your subject isn’t moving a lot.
4. Use back of camera visual zoom in 2times to really get that sharp focus.
5. Use f-stops with higher numbers.
6. Low light can be a problem so add extra light to focus and then remove light to shoot.
7. If none of these work, then calibrate your camera (I’ve never done this) 😉 So here is a link to help you with it.
8. Last – if calibration doesn’t work, there may be a flaw in your lens…it happens.
It’s so important to have your main subject in focus if that’s what you’re going for. I hope these 8 tips help! I actually have one more that I use a lot. Tether your camera to your computer so you see everything up close and personal 😉
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