Expert in sig ht focus!
A beautiful portrait shot and a dynamic flight shot are two very different things, so Chris gave Les a mini masterclass on flight shots before they started shooting. Les switched his shooting mode to Ch or Continuous High mode, giving him a frame rate of 4 shots a second – and more chance to capture the perfect pose. He also switched to AF-C mode and used back-button focusing, a sports photography trick which means that the camera is continually refocusing. Chris and Les watched the puffins overhead until they’d spotted a regular flight path and then got into position. Chris recommends prefocusing on the ground or an object that’s a similar distance away before each bird turns up to ensure sharp shots.