"Back-Button Focusing, Event Workshop, & More" Photography Podcast 325

Back-button focusing allows you to separate the auto-focusing function from the shutter release button. I talk more about how to do this, and why you might want to consider it for your shooting. I also discuss a unique opportunity where you can help me cover the Wine Country Big-Q Competition as part of the Event Photography Workshop that begins on July 13. I then gripe about the lack of availability of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and touch on a great new technical backpack, the Lowepro Flipside Sport 10L. Enjoy the show!

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Hi Derrick,

A question about the Flipside Sport. How much room is there inside for non-photography items like a snack and such? It looks like the camera insert takes up most of the inside of the bag? Thanks.

Thanks for explaining how to use the * button for focus. I have a 7D and it works great. I did not understand what all those menu items until you went over them.