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Mastering the half press

One thing we talk about a lot on our photography courses is the “half press.” It lets you focus on a subject that is not in the centre of your picture. When Phil took this picture yesterday, first he pointed the camera at the dog, half pressed so that that camera focused, then moved the camera so that the dog wasn’t in the middle, then pressed the button fully and took the picture. The camera has exposed and focused the picture as if the dog was in the middle of the picture, but we get to see Monti’s surroundings.

Most compositions look better without the main subject in the middle of the frame, so this is something you’ll need to do often. It makes quite a difference for very little effort – the kind of tip we really like!!_DSC3209

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