I read this article on the digital photography school website about using the back button focus on your camera. I had no idea I even had a back button focus on my camera. So, I googled how to do that with my camera and gave it a whirl. I tried it in the laundry:
Not bad. Very sharp.
Very nice. The only thing about using the back button to focus is that it doesn’t respond as quickly as when I use the shutter to focus. OR maybe I just am not doing it right. I definitely couldn’t focus on any kind of movement this way. This way of focusing is definitely for things. That. Aren’t. Moving.
Also, I’m not so sure it’s a good way to go for portraits, either.
Too much focus on Oscar’s usually handsome face makes me wonder why his mouth looks so crusty. Poor guy needs some chapstick.
But the added focus looks nice with fabric. I’ll use the back focus button when I take photos of Mike’s man quilt. I worked on it this afternoon and it’s coming together! I’ll show you the progress this week. In the meantime, this is my finished bunting I’m taking to the quilt guild meeting on Thursday.
Good call on the purple trim, but bad call on the black thread – I should have used purple thread to sew it all together. I thought that black thread would be some great contrast, but, what it really does is highlight the spots where I didn’t quite sew straight.
I wonder how this focus will work with street photos? I’ll give it a try and see.