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Teach Yourself Visually™: Digital Photography, 3rd Edition by Lynette Kent, Dave Huss

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Chapter 5. Learning About Focus

Learning About Focus

Focus is essential to taking good photographs. If the subject is blurry or not in focus, it makes the picture unusable. Even though all digital cameras have an autofocusing system, focus problems are the leading cause of ruined photos in digital photography. In this chapter, you learn how to focus precisely, and what to focus on in a scene.

Understanding Focus Systems 50

Focus on a Still Subject 52

Use Focus Modes 54

Discover Focus Techniques 55

Understanding Focus Systems

All digital cameras have autofocus built in. These systems vary from camera to camera and their abilities range from a simple type of autofocus that ...

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