How to Properly Focus and Recompose When Shooting a Photo

Generally speaking, I never recommend that any photographer focuses and recomposes their camera. With cameras that have well over 100 autofocus points these days, why would you? In practical terms, sometime’s it’s just faster and easier for you to focus and recompose when creating an image vs moving the focusing point selection from one side of the viewfinder to the other.

Back in the film days, photographers used to use the focus and recompose method often because the focusing point was in the center of the viewfinder. The way they did it then was arguably more forgiving before the digital camera world became all about pixel peeping and 100% sharpness at all times.

With digital’s maturity though, photographers can honestly go back to the method with ease. Here’s how to do it in case you never have.

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