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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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29. DIRECT FOCUS WITH FOCUS POINTS

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IF YOU’VE NEVER taken advantage of focus points, this will likely be a total game changer for you. How exciting! Ask yourself this question: Up until now, how have you communicated to the camera which part of the scene you want to focus on? If you’re taking a photo of your dog, for example, how can you ensure that the camera will focus on Biscuit—and not the heaping pile of unfolded laundry lurking in the background? Hint: The answer isn’t to cross your fingers and roll the dice. If you haven’t figured it out by now, the answer is: focus points.

The image in Figure 29.1 was captured with a wide aperture of f/2.8, ...

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