Learning Photography: Autofocus

Learning Photography: Autofocus

Learning Photography: Autofocus is an Intermediate level tutorial on Photography, compiled by an expert, Tim Grey. This tutorial is an essential base for an individual who needs to sharpen his/her Photography skills. It gives you a strong understanding on Cameras + Gear, Photography, Cameras + Gear and Photography.

Free Download - Learning Photography: Autofocus
Author Tim Grey
Publish Date 4/8/2016
Skill Intermediate
Duration 1h 2m
Topic Cameras + Gear
Video Tutorials 20
Last Update N/A

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.

Topics include:

  • 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

Learning Photography: Autofocus : Video Lessons

  • Introduction to focus and autofocus1m 10s
  • What is focus?2m 17s
  • Understanding depth of field3m 52s
  • Calculating depth of field3m 54s
  • Looking at focus limitations3m 46s
  • Hyperfocal distance5m 20s
  • Employing autofocus one shot vs. continuous3m 57s
  • Back button focus control and focus lock3m 2s
  • Understanding manual focus3m 7s
  • Making diopter adjustments2m 51s
  • Establishing close focus using extension tubes2m 33s
  • Setting and choosing focus points2m
  • Zone vs. single point vs. range4m 46s
  • Autofocus and mirrorless cameras3m 38s
  • Controlling depth of field4m 5s
  • Depth of field preview3m 32s
  • Getting creative using less obvious focus2m 24s
  • Intentional blur and bokeh2m 36s
  • Finding focus while panning3m 12s
  • Next steps44s

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