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Alley Cat's tips to great photography

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While taking photos its really easy to focus using the back-button technique. Just a simple finger movement (your thumb, actually) right before you take the shot. Junior, Edward Stepanyuk, holds the camera.
Follow this column for photography techniques and advice from Alison Watkins.


Chapter 13: Back-Button Focusing

Thirteen happens to be my favorite number and it just so happens this is one of the most important columns I may write and you may read.

Focus. Focus in a photograph is everything, whether that be purposefully out of focus or crystal clear focus on one single point. Purposeful blur, or bokeh, can be achieved by using a small aperture. It’s up to you to determine what should be in focus.

Macro photography is super close-up to a subject. A specialty lens or an adaptor is required to achieve true macro. The most important thing to remember is key focus. Working close to your subject may be hard but it is crucial to have perfect wonderful macro and perfect focus on your subject. If the focus is off or wrong then it just looks like another blurry picture.

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