OBJECTIVE: SOLVE FOCUS PROBLEMS We’ve covered many topics related to focus of the past few weeks. As we move into the synthesis part of the focus unit, I want to bring the topics together into a focus troubleshooting guide that you can refer back to if you need to. If you have problems with focus, find…

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OBJECTIVE: DETERMINE THE MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE FOR YOUR LENSES The minimum focus distance is the closest distance at which your lens can focus. I’m sure you’ve all come up against it already – you are trying to take a close up, but your camera just can’t find focus. If you take a step back, everything is…

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OBJECTIVE: FOCUS ON INFINITY Infinite focus is a specific type of manual focus. It refers to setting focus on a point past which everything else will also be in focus. Photographers use infinite focus to set focus for something far in the distance (like landscapes) or hard to focus on (like fireworks). If your lens has the ability…

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OBJECTIVE: BLUR YOUR PHOTO INTENTIONALLY It won’t be long until we leave behind the technical details and begin learning more artistic topics. Consider today a head start. (How cool is it that you’ve learned so many technical details and are nearly ready to take flight creatively?!) Today, take what you learned yesterday about your camera…

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