Choosing Manual Focus on Your Camera
Your autofocus on your camera is not working for your shot. What do you do? No problem. Most cameras, except the most basic, have a manual override feature you can choose. Read your manual (or go to the manufacturer online) to find out how to do it.
Try your manual focus if:
- You’re shooting through a window or there is an obstacle in the way.
- You want fine details in a close up shot.
- Your autofocus is confused by design elements e.g. complex architecture.
- Your subject is high contrast or sharply contrasting.
- There is no contrast e.g. white on white. My Canon DSLR stumbles on this regularly.
- You have a prominent subject e.g. person in the foreground, and your camera focuses on the background.
- You are shooting at night.
If your camera has a manual focus option, experiment with it. And let me know about it.