:: Live-view focus
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D Mark III|
Raindrops on Orchid, Lava Tree State Park, Hawaii
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Some photographers don’t trust their vision enough to manually focus. But if you have a tripod and digital camera with live view, here’s a technique that could change your (photographic) life.
- Compose your shot on the tripod
- Turn on live view (if it isn’t already on)
- Position the live-view’s placement marker (usually a small square that can be moved with the camera’s arrow keys or joystick) over the point at which you want to focus
- Magnify the view to maximum
I particularly like this technique for macro photography, where even a fraction-of-an-inch miss can mean failure, but it works well for any scene.