In digital photography, one of the most important factors that effect the over quality of your photos is sharpness. You can do everything else right in your photograph, but if it’s not sharp, you’re not going to be happy with it.
That said, whenever you are photographing a living creature from the front—people, pets, wildlife—it’s important to make sure that the eyes of your subject are in crisp, sharp focus. The eyes really are the window to the soul. So if your subject’s eyes are less than crisp and sharp, your viewer loses that connection to your subject and that important emotional aspect link is lost.
The bottom line is that whenever you are photographing something with eyes, your image will be stronger and more compelling if those eyes are in focus.
Here are some tips to help:
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We've seen how managing the ISO setting allows you to control the amount of grain that shows in your photos. But it does more than that. Understanding and working with the ISO setting gives us added flexibility in terms of setting the other two exposure settings–aperture and shutter speed.
The bottom line is that ISO is an important and useful tool, and one that you will want to be comfortable with if you are looking to take creative control of your exposure.