Group Shot settings


TPF Noob!
Dec 25, 2007
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Hello All,

I have a question about taking pictures of a group of two people. I was taking pictures the other day of two of my friends and they were sitting on a bench. I was wondering what the proper way to focus is since there was a space in between them. Do I focus on one person and then move the camera back to center? Any suggestions would be great. I have a Nikon D200 that my dad handed down to me. Also, there are AF area mode rear controls on the back as well. Should I be changing them if I take pictures of a group? Thanks!

if you are equidistant from both of them, it doesn't matter which one the viewfinder tells you it is focused on, they both will be in focus.

If they are not, close down the aperture some and focus on the closer one (though in reality it will make little difference if your DOF is deep enough).
Just shift the AF point to one person or the other and, that should do the deed. There is also the AF lock too but, shifting the focus area is easier.

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