Monday, September 17, 2012

Back Button Focusing

Do you know about back button focusing? It's the method of focusing your camera (via autofocus, of course) that relies not on pressing the shutter button halfway with your index finger, but rather pressing a button on the back of the camera with your thumb. It doesn't seem like that big of a deal, but photographers who use the technique tend to sing its praises very loudly. Here's an article from James Brandon--author of an ebook all about achieving perfect focus--that advocates switching to back button focus at all times, and provides a few good reasons for re-learning this fundamental photographic technique.

http://digital-photography-school.com/back-button-focus
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Back Button Focusing


Do you know about back button focusing? It's the method of focusing your camera (via autofocus, of course) that relies not on pressing the shutter button halfway with your index finger, but rather pressing a button on the back of the camera with your thumb. It doesn't seem like that big of a deal, but photographers who use the technique tend to sing its praises very loudly. Here's an article from James Brandon--author of an ebook all about achieving perfect focus--that advocates switching to back button focus at all times, and provides a few good reasons for re-learning this fundamental photographic technique.

http://digital-photography-school.com/back-button-focus
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