Camera Focus and Settings

Camera Focus and Settings

This series of short video tutorials, concentrating on camera focus and settings, is designed to help you understand how to make your camera work to your advantage in every possible scenario.

An understanding of both your camera’s focus and it’s settings is essential to achieving the best possible photograph. Whether you are trying to capture the magnificence of the night sky beyond the city, or your little one’s beaming face as he greets the new family pet for the first time, knowing just how to focus your camera and choosing the right settings will go a long way in capturing your moment. This series of short video tutorials, concentrating on camera focus and settings, is designed to help you understand how to make your camera work to your advantage in every possible scenario. Expert photographer, Rob Patterson, guides you through everything you need to know from how to achieve proper exposure to how white balance affects your photographs. This series is also loaded with proven tips and tricks, making choosing the right camera focus and settings a total breeze.

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Achieving Proper Exposure

This advanced tutorial brings together all of the concepts taught in the “Camera Settings” course to teach you how to properly expose your photos. You will learn how to achieve proper exposure by using ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed values.


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What is ISO?

The low ISO values ensure the smooth color in this photo. This makes the blurriness in the background and foreground all the more effective. So what exactly is ISO? In short, ISO measures sensitivity to light.

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Achieving Sharp Focus

Capturing photos with the sharpest focus is ideal to make sure the subject stands out. This is a lesson on understanding how your camera and lens affect the sharpness of the subject in your picture.


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Light Metering

This is a tricky lighting situation: the sky is bright, the cliff is dark, and the waterfall is right in between them. In order to capture all of the details, you need to understand how to use your light meter.

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Camera Focus Tips

Manual focus, one-shot autofocus, and servo autofocus all have very different uses. Understanding how to focus a camera will put you on the right track to stunning, consistent photography. So let’s get started!


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White Balance

Achieving the correct white balance will ensure the colors in your photos look their best. In this tutorial you will learn how to properly adjust the white balance setting depending on the lighting situation.

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