Andy says… “Every camera has a focus point in the centre of the frame. It also has any number of extra points built around this. Most cameras are weighted to using the centre point because the subject is usually in the centre. This is, of course, true, but you should also add extra expanding points so that when your subject moves off-centre the focal point moves with it. This customisation is down to the individual camera and photographer.
“It’s not always how you have the AF set up that matters most. It’s also about how you follow the subject with the AF points. Always follow the action, anticipating when you are going to release the shutter.
“Secondly, set your D-SLR up so that the autofocus system is activated by the back button rather than the shutter button. This will give you more control as you can use your thumb to control the AF and your index finger to control the shutter release.”