Tip of the Day – Increase your chances

Tip of the Day – Increase your chances

At this country field location, I found the long grass made getting a clear shot very difficult when shooting action. I was able to tweak my camera’s tracking settings a little to help (not all cameras have this feature, so I won’t go into that here), but I found the camera’s autofocus system was still struggling to keep the focus tracking the dog, rather than getting waylaid by random pieces of the grass.⠀

To help account for any missed focus, I increased the aperture to ƒ/4 from my usual ƒ/2.8. This meant if the focus was a little slow locking on, or fell behind, the increased depth of field meant I still got a usable shot – like this one here!⠀

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 130mm, ISO 1600, 1/1600 sec, ƒ/4⠀

And here’s the behind the scenes shot.⠀

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