When you are shooting portraits, it is important to make sure that the eye remains in focus. This is especially tedious when using a shallow depth of field because even the slightest movement in camera or model will shift the focus. In order to do that, Wallace stresses a few things in the video:
- Use just the modeling light on your strobe to light the portrait if your strobe is too bright to meter at f/1.7.
- Turn off all ambient light such as overhead lighting and make sure window light does not affect your portrait.
- Always pay attention to your focus. It’s best to double check on computer instead of the small display screen on your DSLR.
- Using a tripod will help eliminate camera movement that results in your model falling out of focus.
- Make sure your model doesn’t move out of focus.
- Check your camera settings to make sure that all autofocus points are on.
Continuous Lighting Tips in Portrait Photography – PictureCorrect