Ex­pert in sig ht fo­cus!

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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.

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