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While this title may seem a little bit obvious, I’ve found that quite a few photographers are not aware of a simple trick that allows you to actually choose your focal point instead of the camera choosing for you! I use something called single point focusing, which allows me to choose almost any point in the frame to be the focal point. As you may know, I shoot with Nikon D750s, so here’s how to get there in your settings:
I use this function exclusively when I shoot because it allows me to have more control over the composition of my images. As a tip for always getting your images in focus, always choose to focus on the eye of your subject. Then, all of the important features of the image will be in focus and you’ll be good to go! No more wondering if how to get certain parts of the image in focus on auto or manually focusing the camera. To move the focus around in the frame, just toggle around on the circular button that surrounds the “OK” button, and you’ll see the single square move throughout the frame. If you need to reset the focus, just press the “OK” button & the single square will jump back to the middle of the image. Give it a try and let me know what you think!!