Back-Button Auto Focus
I changed the way I trigger the auto focus on my camera and it has stuck.
There is a technique of using a second button (other than the shutter release button) to trigger the autofocus and it is not new to the camera world. Believe it or not the availability of this function on a camera body has been around since 1989 (Canon SLR film camera). I on the other hand first heard of the technique and of others using it with great success though one of the many photography podcasts that I listen to about 8 months ago. Their success was enough to convince me to give it a try. It did take a while before I got used to it as the shutter button focusing was so engrained in my memories (both mental and physical), but now I would not switch back. (more…)
October 7, 2010 | Categories: Photography, Techniques, Tips | Tags: AE Lock, AF, AF Lock, Auto Focus, back-button, button, Camera, canon, composition, DSLR, Focus, function, getting the shot, moving subjects, Photography, shutter release, technique | 1 Comment