In this light painting tutorial I answer one of the most common questions that I get about Light Painting and that is How To Focus In The Dark. These are the two techniques I use to focus when I am creating my light paintings and this is what works for me. Since posting this video I have learned two new things from the community that can make your focus even better. The first is that when you are shooting on a tripod you should turn off your image stabilization and the second is that if you are using a varifocal lens you will get sharper focus if you do not zoom all the way in, instead you simply frame your shot first and then use the focus assist to pull your focus. Apparently when using a varifocal lens the focus will change when you zoom out. I have used these two techniques for 20+ years with every camera and lens set up I have ever had and never had any trouble but maybe my expectation of sharp focus is different and now with these new tips it can be improved! Anyway hope the video and these tips help you to achieve focus in the dark! Enjoy.