An example of Camera "Back Button Focus"

February 16, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

 

AA1V4356AA1V4356" TULLYORIOR and R A Devine ( 10 , PURPLE; white sleeves; red cap,white star ) Trainer: Catherine Barry , Owner : Catherine Barry"

In late 2020 my Camera Club held a "Show & Tell " session where members had to present 12 photographs taken from the same place.
I entered this sequence of 12 photographs depicting a horse jumping the last fence at the Portrush Point to Point in May 2018, stumbling on landing and as a consequence unseating the rider and throwing him over the its head where he eventually fell to the ground. The rider was uninjured as he can be seen can walking back in front of the spectators to the changing room.
This was a good example of the use of the "Back Button Focus" on my camera whereby the focussing and taking of the photograph are separated and spread across two buttons. The shutter button which usually focuses when pressed half way down and takes the photograph when fully depressed is only used to take the photograph.  A button at the back of the camera is configured to focus the lens. I depressed both buttons for this sequence and followed the horse and rider such that the camera kept the rider in focus throughout. The rider was Rory Devine and the horse was named Tullyoroir.

 

The full sequence of 12 photographs can be viewed at:  https://www.hmphotographs.com/p878971621
 

 


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