Photography 101 – The Eyes Have It

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. When taking photos of people, pets, birds, or almost any living creature, the main point of focus should be on the eyes. When the eyes are in focus, it creates a more compelling photograph for your viewer. In a close-up shot, this becomes more critical. Depending on how your camera focuses (you might not be able to select different focus points in the camera), you may need to focus first on the eyes and then recompose the shot before finishing the capture, especially if the depth of field is very shallow.

Western Collard Lizard

Western Collard Lizard


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About tedgriffith

I'm a financial counselor/coach who loves photgraphy.
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2 Responses to Photography 101 – The Eyes Have It

  1. Debbie says:

    This is a great insight , Ted! I am going to remember this. Thanks!

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