Have you ever been disappointed to find the eyeballs of your subject to be not as sharp as you had expected even though your camera confirmed that autofocus had locked onto them? Photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery made this 9.5-minute video explaining how he avoids this “false positive autofocus trap” when focusing in tricky situations or on tricky subjects.
“The dirty little secret is that the phase-detection AF system in our cameras just isn’t perfect,” Perry says. “Although it’s rare, in some low-light and low-contrast scenarios, the camera may give you an AF lock that’s really a false positive. […]”
Composition in photography refers to the way we frame an image and choose what goes in the frame, and where. There are many rules and guidelines you can follow.
While it’s definitely ok to break the rules, it’s always a good idea to really understand the basics before you do!
Zeiss has just officially announced the new Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens for the Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. It’s the fourth Otus lens to be announced and the one with the longest focal length so far.
Sony has announced new ultra-tough, high-speed external SSD drives geared toward photographers, videographers, and other creatives who want peace of mind while storing large amounts of data on-the-go.