Day 112 – Back Button Focus

Today something new … back button focusing – I have not tried it, I can customise my camera to do it, and it is a whole different way of shooting – and a new method to learn.

This great post not only explains what back focusing is, it tell you how to set it up on a canon camera like my … so rather than explain why don’t you pop over and have a read – Back Button explained!

These are my first attempts… shot on a forest walk with my 18-250mm lens … it takes some getting use to, as I need to think when I focus … but then I thought about that… I do think when I focus, I just have to get my brain to process pressing a different button, however I do already see how the images I take can be taken at faster shutter speeds which could be a great thing.

I can manage flowers in a light breeze… now I need to experiment more – hopefully I will get use to it!

ISO 400, F8, 1/250 sec - Back focusing cropped. Focal Length 250mm
ISO 400, F8, 1/250 sec – Back focusing cropped. Focal Length 250mm
ISO 400, F6.3, 1/1600 sec - Back focusing cropped. Focal Length 250mm
ISO 400, F6.3, 1/1600 sec – Back focusing cropped. Focal Length 250mm
ISO 400, F6.3, 1/250 sec - Back focusing cropped. Focal Length 95mm
ISO 400, F6.3, 1/250 sec – Back focusing cropped. Focal Length 95mm
ISO 400, F5.6, 1/200 sec - Back focusing cropped. Focal Length 50mm
ISO 400, F5.6, 1/200 sec – Back focusing cropped. Focal Length 50mm
ISO 400, F5.6, 1/400 sec - Back focusing cropped. Focal Length 95mm
ISO 400, F5.6, 1/400 sec – Back focusing cropped. Focal Length 95mm

Later today I get to photo new life … a new baby … will share the photos later on in the month once I have mum’s OK… it will be another first!

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