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April 15, 2015

Portrait focus hacks when you’re in low light

This is the best focus hack ever. Have you ever had trouble with auto focus on your DSLR, particularly in low light or low contrast? Here are two awesome focus hacks that will get your images pin sharp. 1. Shine a torch If you’re working with flash then shine a torch onto the area you want to focus on. I use this technique when I’m working with really shallow depth of field portraits that I’m shooting in low light or when my modeling lights aren’t strong enough. The extra contrast you create in the shot will make it easier for your cameras auto focus system to detect and edge and lock on for a super sharp image. All you need is a portable penlight size flash that runs off AAA or AA batteries or even one of those LED keyring lights will do the trick. 2. Use the screen of...

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