Zone Focusing for Street Photography

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Zone Focusing for Street Photography

WHAT IS ZONE FOCUSING FOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY?

Zone Focusing for Street Photography is pre-focusing your camera to a certain distance away, say 10 feet, guessing the DOF that you will have at that distance with the settings you are using, and then photographing subjects as they enter that range, and hopefully as close as possible to the actual focus distance on the camera.

ZONE FOCUSING FOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Capturing candid in focus images is difficult skill to master in street photography, yet the most important skills to master. While other genres and subjects in photography allow you the freedom and time to set up and compose each shot perfectly. Candid street photography does not. So, with this in mind how can you make it easier on yourself to capture amazing images perfectly in focus the moment it happens?
The simple answer is by removing the need to focus your camera and by learning how to zone focus. Learning how to Zone Focus can be one of the most valuable skills you learn in Street Photography. It’s why I use this technique 90% of the time when I’m shooting Street Photography.

You use a high f-stop number for a deep depth of field (f/11+), while having your camera pre-focused to a certain distance. Thus, giving you a range of distance in front of you that you know will be in focus

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