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What Is Back-Button Focus?


A new article, this time explaining what Back-Button Focus is....

Below is an excerpt:

" Critical focus is one of the most crucial elements we attribute to a good photograph. This is especially true in my field of nature and wildlife photography where the accuracy of the focus will usually make or break an otherwise good photograph. A basic understanding of a cameras focusing system is fundamental at the outset of our photographic journey, but I often find that a more in-depth mastery of the camera’s focusing capabilities often takes a backseat while we improve other photographic aspects. Part of the reason for this is that it is effortless these days to pick up a camera and take sharp images with the default focus settings and issues only begin to arise when our subjects become more complicated. Whether it is a model’s eye in portraiture or the beak of a bird-in-flight, proper focus forms an essential part of the storytelling mechanism of photography. The key to sharp images starts with a fundamental understanding of your cameras focusing system and settings, which is why it is important to understand what back-button focus is and how you can take advantage of it in your photography."

For the full article and more information on Back Button Focus you can go to the Photographylife Website.


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