It’s Time to Focus People: Understanding Autofocus Modes on your Camera

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Serious, professional photographers are always working hard, manually focusing in on every shot that they take, right? Probably not. You see, like the rest of us, those pros have access to cameras that have autofocus features. We’re not saying the world’s best photographers rely on these settings all the time, but you can bet that they use these built-in focus modes from time to time when they are on photo shoots.

If autofocus is good enough for the world’s best photographers to use, then we should all become familiar with how to best exploit the native focus modes on our DSLR cameras. Today’s video lesson is dedicated to helping you make the most of the focus modes on your camera, so you can take clearer, crisper shots that are never too blurry. If you’ve been curious about which autofocus mode to use for a particular type of photograph, then today’s post may be just the information that you’ve been looking for.



Whatever type of photography you chose to pursue, whether it’s macro photography or simply taking fun, family photographs, you’re going to either be shooting subjects that are stationary or moving. With the three basic autofocus modes available on most DSLR cameras – Single Shot, Continuous or Hybrid – you should have all the bases covered to capture subjects that are sitting still, moving around a lot, or for those subjects where you’re not really sure what state of movement they might be in the moment that you snap the shot.

These three modes give you the power to capture crystal clear, almost perfectly focused photographs, no matter what kind of subject you are shooting. However, you may want to play around with the various modes under different settings, just to see what the end results are. The more you become familiar with how your camera works on the various autofocus modes, the better prepared you’ll be as a photographer. And be sure to share this information with your photography buttons by clicking on the Share or Like buttons on the left of this post.

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