TIP #6: Set your focus points on one center focus point.
Look through your viewfinder and get ready to snap a picture. When you press the shutter button half way down what do you see? Do you see 9 or 16 or 52 red dots trying to tell the camera where to focus? (The #52 was an exaggeration by the way). I prefer to keep my camera’s focus point almost always selected on the one center focus point.
Some photographers toggle and change their focus points all the time. I feel that when photographing wiggly children and families it is simpler to maintain one central focus point. I don’t want to miss the moment. I focus on my subject’s face and then I recompose if I want the images off center rather than changing my focus point.
The center focus point is generally the most reliable as well. So when you press the shutter halfway down now you should only see a red dot in the very center. Try it. See what you think. Hopefully now your camera won’t go crazy on auto focus zooming back and forth, in and out, not sure of what it should focus on.