Multi Point Focus Question Using LiveView with 5300
I've been doing some model photography and am having a focus problem that I'm hoping someone can help with. I'm using a D5300, with LiveView.
The trouble I'm having is getting a models entire body to be in focus, along with her face. For example (and i swear this is serious), if the model has very large breasts, either her face or her breasts will be out of focus.
If anyone has a suggestion for best settings and techniques to get the entire frame in focus, I would appreciate it very much.
#1. "RE: Multi Point Focus Question Using LiveView with 5300" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 28-Aug-14 10:09 PM
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Sounds like a Depth of Field issue more than an AF issue.
What aperture are you shooting at?
Also I would not recommend using Live View unless the camera is mounted on a solid tripod.
For shooting people, use a single AF point.
#2. "RE: Multi Point Focus Question Using LiveView with 5300" | In response to Reply # 0PBlais Nikonian since 19th Jan 2014Tue 09-Sep-14 07:26 PM
Smaller aperture (higher number) is deeper depth of field. Soft focus can be a plus if you put in the right places. How far back you stand matters too. In close is a lot harder. Longer focal length compresses depth. These things have to be worked to get the desired result. There isn't one answer either. A photographer is an artist too. I consider working shallow depth of field to be a high art form. It does depend on if you are getting paid however Clients expectations do matter.
If you post back with lens, f stop, and how far you are away a better suggestion could be had. In the end that is what you need to adjust.
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