The Focus and Recompose Method: An Introduction for Photographers

Cameras these days have a gillion autofocus points, so why would you choose to focus and recompose a scene instead? If you’re new to photography, you’ve probably never thought about or knew about the focus and recompose method. Focus and recompose is a method photographers have been using for years before autofocus. Even when autofocus came around, it was more or less designed to be used alongside the focus and recompose method of shooting photos. To use the focus and recompose method, you essentially choose a focusing point, place it on the subject, focus the camera, recompose the scene and then shoot. In most cases, photographers tend to use the middle focusing point. With high megapixel cameras, this feature has become more and more valuable because you can simply crop the image to bits if you wish. But lots of photographers don’t know or understand how to properly focus and recompose.

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