So now you’ve had some time to shoot in manual I hope!
You may be wondering what else is there now that you know how to shoot in manual…your pictures never looked so good right?
So much more is coming!
One of my personal favorite things when you shoot in manual is that you get to CHOOSE what to focus on.
This is super useful for when your camera is trying to focus on the glass of milk and you want to focus on your son’s eyes who is drinking said milk.
For now you still want to keep your lens on Auto Focus…unless you are ready to try manual focus…if that’s the case then have fun!
To manually choose your focus point you need to look at the back of your camera again. While your camera is in Manual mode you want to push the button on the far right that has a little square with dots above it. Then you will see this screen on the back.
It’s great and all to see this screen, but to see what you are focusing on you need to look through your lens. You will see similar dots through your lens when you have this selected. Hold your shutter half way down and if your camera is still auto focusing, it will auto focus. To change your focus point, use your scroll wheel and you will see the little red dot move around the diamond. Stop on the point you want to focus on. Press the shutter all the way down and…
You just manually chose your focus point and your photo will be sharpest at that point.
This will be even more useful when you start setting your aperture for a shallower depth of field or when you try to get stop motion when adjusting your shutter speed.
For now…just play around with changing your focus point while still shooting in manual and see what you come up with!
Share your unedited images here!