Portrait Photography Focusing Tips: When to Focus on the Eye in Portraits and When it doesn’t matter

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  1. PhotographersOnUTube

    You will have to watch my video on focus plane to understand what area would be in focus. If the person is standing straight, it doesn’t matter which eye you focus on as both the eyes would be on the same focus plane. If the person next to him fall in the same focus plane then that person would be in focus as well.

  2. when you are looking at your subject, you will see a main focal point show up on your camera. Try and get that focal point on the subjects eye. There are other video’s that he post telling you about your focal points and how to adjust them.

  3. I love your video’s thank you so much for sharing!!! But, not to be rude, the music in the background is very distracting for me. It distracts me when I am trying to listen to you. Again, I apologize if this comes across as being rude. Just something I thought I would mention. Thanks again for sharing!

  4. frenchkiss10121991

    how do you focused on the eyes? i don’t understand how you hve done that!

  5. ur videos are really gr8 .. thanks.. but what if my suject is moving?? suppose its a child and he’s running here and there… and i want to focus him… will the cam focus fast enough??

  6. i need your opinion..im planning to buy a walk around lens, but i would rather go to the third party lens and what would you recommend me? the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 or the Tokina 28-70mm f2.8? i just checked the new Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 but i was surpriced with their pricing, my Camera is D90 and D300s..thank you!

  7. thank you for this video.. very helpful.. i like all your video man! they helps me a lot.. i started taking pictures focusing on the eye, and i really like this using my nifty fifty.. what is your page in facebook? i want to see all your pictures..thank you and more video tutorial please!

  8. MegaheroEntertainmen

    That’s interesting. They’re soooo white! I’m always picky about that particular issue because there are so many bad photoshoppers out there that overproduce the images. Great videos, thanks for making them. 

  9. PhotographersOnUTube

    No, those 2 were unedited. In the first one the focus was on the eye and in the second was the focus was o the nose. I actually don’t even have photoshop or know how to use it. I use lightroom3 and now will switch to LR4 after the bugs are fixed.

  10. MegaheroEntertainmen

    On the pictures of your nephew, did you whiten his eyes on photoshop? They look overdone to me.

  11. Fujicolor QuickSnap Flash…. its the best!

  12. RosimeiryDayane

    Hi I wanna know what its the best camera for professional photos?

  13. Nice video. Thanks for all of the tips. Much appreciate it!

  14. PhotographersOnUTube

    Not yet, brother. But come summer time there will be LOTS of night photography videos. I’d probably book a room in Atlantic city to do a few videos.

  15. Great video jib! I am really learning a lot from your videos… Do you have video tips on Night Photography?

  16. PhotographersOnUTube

    There is no other way. One of the BIGGEST reason why I chose Nikon over Canon knowing that Nikon lenses cost more is because I knew with Nikon I’d have full freedom over placing my focal points where ever I want in a second. A lot of Canon uses recompose which is something I do not recommend specially on big apertures. I was lucky that I had used both Nikon and Canon before I made my decision to go with Nikon.

  17. Nice Vids!

  18. Very helpful…..Looking forward to the group shots video……

  19. quick question.. what about canon dslr’s.. they have a limited focal points.. and not that adjustable unlike nikon. i just want to know, how to compensate this.. without sacrificing my framing..

  20. the good news is HE’s BACK 🙂

  21. Hi Jib i am just waitin for ur video for focusing on group photography….thanks in advance,,,,
    Regards,
    Abhishek

  22. pinkyelloweater

    great tip

    do you use photoshop?
    how about a tip on when to use photoshop and when not to use photoshop?