Focusing: The Eyes Have It

It is through the eyes that we allow ourselves to connect on a human-to-human level. This is why it is extremely important to put the focus on your subject’s eyes (Figure 5.9). If your subject is positioned at an angle, try to focus on the eye that is nearest to the camera, as that is where we naturally tend to look first (Figure 5.10).

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Figure 5.9. Be sure to focus on the eyes when taking portraits. (Photo by Michael Bonocore)

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Figure 5.10. I focused on the eye closest to the camera when taking this photo of my newborn ...

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