Focus is a core photographic concept. Autofocus makes the job easier. But behind this simple concept is an array of technical considerations and creative options. Which one of your camera's autofocus modes will give you the best results for specific shooting scenarios? When should you take control and manually focus? And do you want everything in the frame in focus, or just your subject?
Photographer and educator Tim Grey explores these questions and more in this exploration of focus and autofocus. And because sharpness isn't everything, Tim also details scenarios where blur can have more impact.
What is focus?
Calculating depth of field
Looking at focus limitations
Employing autofocus one shot vs. continuous
Using manual focus
Setting and choosing focus points
Controlling depth of field
Using intentional blur and bokeh
Finding focus while panning