For the next few weeks, let’s push the envelope a bit and stretch our photographic technique. I’m taking these challenges from my e-book 32 Photo Etudes: Studies in Composition, Focus, Light, Motion.
An etude (pronounced a-tood) is a technical study. The term comes from music. A photo etude is an exercise designed to enhance a particular photographic skill.
This week’s photo challenge is a focus etude.
One exercise in the Focus section of my book 32 Photo Etudes is to focus on eyes. Whether you like to photograph people or animals, capturing the eyes are key.
Our eyes go directly to any eyes in a photo, so it’s important to practice getting a sharp focus where it counts. The eyes help the viewer of the photograph connect with the image. When we look at an image with a person or an animal we look at the eyes first – we just can’t help…
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