Over the past few months I have spent a lot of time arming myself with more knowledge on photography and the equipment involved, one key little tip I learned was to move the focus point in my viewfinder instead of re-focusing and re-composing. Today photographer Richard Oosthuizen (RICH Photography) posted the very same tip via his Facebook page with a nifty little diagram as well.
The lesson I took from this is that it’s easier to just move the focus point instead of going through the trouble of re-composing the whole shot with a new focus point.
Remember, focal point is measured in distance, by focusing and re-composing your focal length is locked and your new “recomposed focal point” will be behind the subject, leaving you with a slightly blurry image. –Richard Oosthuizen