Pick the Right Focus Mode for Your Subject

When your subject is moving toward you, its distance from the camera is constantly changing. Regular auto focus settings can result in a blurred image. Using continuous auto focus (AF-C on Nikons, AI Servo on Canons) allows the camera to "predict" where the subject will be when the shutter opens and helps you get a sharp shot.

Canon's AI Servo auto focus helped keep these rodeo riders in focus

To learn how to make this and other changes to your camera settings, check out my one-day Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera class on January 27, 2018, in Missoula, Montana. (There's also a session on February 24.) Any camera that allows you to switch lenses is appropriate for this class. Click here to register online.