Point of Focus
The obvious thing to focus on is the subject. But this raises the question. What is the subject? And while the subject, maybe the obvious thing to focus on, it's not always the right thing. For example, when photographing people or animals most of the time is critical, the ISA sharp because it's through the eyes, we make an emotional connection with subject. So when I'm photographing wildlife, I have to be attentive to the exact position of the focus sensor, making sure it's trained on the eyes and not, for example, on the chest or the nose. This becomes even more important when using a telephoto lenses, because increased focal length means reduced depth of field. The same approach applies in portrait photography. A great portrait reveals the character of the person being photographed through the eyes. If the eyes aren't sharp, the connection is lost because, as I explained, in Less and three of the third module, human beings focus their attention on objects at a sharp, and we ignore o...
bjects that a blurred If the eyes are blurred through poor focus technique, we ignore them, and we lose that all important connection. Moving away from wildlife animals and people in a landscape or cityscape. Everything in the image space may be the subject, which means everything needs to be sharp. In this instance, the focus point needs to be set on the point that gives the most depth of field very roughly 1/3 of the way into the frame. This is a technique known as hyper focal distance focusing, which I explain in detail in less and five of this module moving subjects need even more thought, because you have to anticipate what's going to happen, not just react to what is happening. For example, in this scene, a meta Faulcon re center photographing an eagle owl in flight. Now I know from experience that when the hour takes off, it will immediately drop towards the ground. If I position the out in the middle of the frame using the center a F point when it takes off, it will immediately drop out of the frame. So instead, I position the bird in an upper corner of the viewfinder. Setting one of the outlying focus senses is the active sensor. Now, when the hour takes off, it drops into the frame rather than out of it. and focus tracking kicks in To keep it in focus, you'll find out how to best use focus tracking in less than six. So it's important when focusing not to just point and shoot. Be attentive to which part of your subject or seen where sharpness is critical and make sure the active focus sensor is trained on that specific point.