Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The eyes have it
If you are taking a photo of a living thing, you must show the eyes. Which of the two shots of the robin are more interesting? They should also be in focus. It doesn't matter if only one eye is in focus, if thats a look you are going for, but, at least one has to be good!
To put this in practice, make sure your viewfinder or display is set to show the focus points, then focus on the eye(s) and recompose if you like, but make sure to get the eyes right!
Its even better if you can get that little glimmer in the eye. It's called a catch light. Catch lights add interest. If you need to, wait a second to get the catch lights.