×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 2661

Monday, August 22, 2011

Rack Focusing For DSLR Video

I don't do tons of DSLR video recording, but I do dabble. And as far as I can tell, the biggest challenge is focusing. If your subject is stationary you can prefocus and do fine. But heaven forbid you'd like to change focus during a shot. This technique is called rack focusing, dramatically shifting focus from foreground to background, or vice versa. In Hollywood they've got whole jobs dedicated to this, but when you're doing it yourself you need a DIY fix to be able to rack focus effectively. That's where this post-it note-based system comes in. It's brilliant in its simplicity. See for yourself at the DIY Photography blog. www.diyphotography.net
Published in Blog
Rack Focusing For DSLR Video


I don't do tons of DSLR video recording, but I do dabble. And as far as I can tell, the biggest challenge is focusing. If your subject is stationary you can prefocus and do fine. But heaven forbid you'd like to change focus during a shot. This technique is called rack focusing, dramatically shifting focus from foreground to background, or vice versa. In Hollywood they've got whole jobs dedicated to this, but when you're doing it yourself you need a DIY fix to be able to rack focus effectively. That's where this post-it note-based system comes in. It's brilliant in its simplicity. See for yourself at the DIY Photography blog. www.diyphotography.net
Login to post comments

Popular How-To

  • Always Be Sharpening

    Always Be Sharpening

    Raw image files are great, but they come out of the camera half-baked. If you’re not sharpening your RAW image files, your images won’t look their best.

  • Gear For The Soulful Photographer

    Gear For The Soulful Photographer

    Shooting with equipment that complements your individual aesthetic can lead to images with more depth and meaning

  • Creativity Unleashed!

    Creativity Unleashed!

    10 simple techniques to develop your photographic vision

Popular Gear

Subscribe & Save!
International residents, click here.