I just got myself a lovely new Nikon D7100 to replace the D90 I had stolen.
When I'm out in the woods or wherever, photographing mates on bikes etc, I'm a little unsure of the focus mode I should be using to get the rider pin-sharp.
Obviously, the subject is moving, it can also be a little dim, so what do you good folks tend to find works well?
I've tried pre-focussing on a bit of the ground where I expect my subject to be, and then locking the focus and shooting when they arrive. Mixed results as you can imagine, also tried just sort of...shooting, but often the camera is not fast enough or it's not light enough to focus on the rider.
Also, now and again you might want to do a shot where the rider is in focus but the scene is partially obscured by a tree or foliage or something. What works then? How do you stop the focus jumping to the foliage or whatever?
My camera has a 3D focus mode, a continuous mode etc, etc. What do you find is good?
A few of my efforts.
Any tips would be really appreciated.