Night Photography Tips–Focusing In The Dark

A good method for obtaining focus when shooting objects that are fairly close is to shine a flashlight on them so that either your eyes or the camera’s autofocus can see it. If that doesn’t work, a surefire method is to carry the flashlight to the subject (or any point at the same distance away) and lay it on the ground pointing back at the camera. Then, walk back to the camera and autofocus on the light.

Night Photography Tips is a nightly feature in which I give a quick tip for night photographers. It’s a way to share all the little things I do and think about in my night shooting, without boring you with my usual wordiness. If you have a tip you’d like to share, please email it to me and I might include it here, along with a link to your blog or website.

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