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Focusing tips for Candid Photos/critique??
Im looking for focusing tips when taking candid shots. Im using a Nikon D3200. Ive bounced back and forth between Single Point AF and Dynamic AF, yet my photos still come out slightly out of focus. I also set my Focus Mode to Continuous-Servo AF. In the image below, my focus point was on the left lens of the sunglasses. My daughter slightly tilted her head as I took the photo and this was the result.
For this photo, I probably could have bumped up the ISO to give me a faster shutter but this is typically my result with most of Candid shots
Would you recommend using spot metering or matrix metering when shooting candids? I currently use spot when Im zoomed in tight on my subject.
I have the following tips for you.
When you are shooting candid shots, and the subject is standing still, try to use One Shot focus mode (so you click your shutter button and it locks in). try to focus always on the eyes as the eye is the most importart thing to have fully in focus.
Try to get faster shutterspeeds to freeze the action. That will also help.
Try to keep the camera as steady as you can. You took a position under the model in here which can be unstable if you don't stand properly. So maybe that will help also.
Good luck on it
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