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7 February 2011
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How To Take Good Photos

Composition: Focus

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  • The human eye is drawn to elements that are in focus, and this will influence how your photo is seen.
  • Auto-focus (standard on most digital cameras) will focus on what is in the centre of the frame. Use pre-focus to move your subject away from the centre of the frame. (This is done on most digital cameras by pressing down halfway on the shutter button.)
  • Use your zoom lens to reduce the 'depth of field' (sense of depth) and throw the background out of focus. This will emphasise any in-focus element in the foreground.

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