Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:57 am
I have found a way to override the stupid camera AI of focusing in the back of a small object such as that hard-to-shoot drosera flower!
I do have a D 7000 (a newer manual focus camera that costs a fortune) but want to show you guys that you can take good pictures of your plants with even a digital camera!
With this technique i have taken photos of the flowers i wanted to focus on~ check out my photo album here:
http://s883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35 ... ch%20%201/
If you have a point and shoot camera, look for the "scene mode" and switch it to macro (usually a silhouette of a tulip or flower is there) or you can just turn macro mode on.
Next you want to focus on something that is equal distance as the shot you want to take. You can do so by pressing the shootphoto button halfway down NOT ALL THE WAY!
Now you want to point the camera at the target, and focus it within the range as you have pre-focused on the ground.
Then move the camera back and forth until it is focused at the fixed distance of however far you focused it at the ground.
EXAMPLE: you want to shoot a picture of that new drosera flower that is shooting up, but it is small, and the camera focuses elsewhere
- 1. I will switch it to macro mode
2. I will focus on the ground with the camera about three inches away
3. I will move the camera, with my finger still pressing the button half-way down onto the photoshoot button
4. With the camera pointing at the drosera flower, I will move my camera back and forth to "manually focus," keeping in mind that i set it to a three inch range in step 2
5. snap away!
more tutorials coming up!