Tip of the Day – Move the focus point
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Select a single focus point and carefully place it over one eye when shooting “puppy dog eyes” shots like this. Leaving the focus up to the camera often results in the dog’s nose being in focus as it’s the closest thing to the camera. This is especially important when shooting with a shallow depth of field!
Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L, ISO 640, 1/500 sec, f/2
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