I realized I haven’t posted a good close up portrait in a while.
So today’s tip is to make sure you step down your aperture a few stops when shooting close up portraits to avoid blurred out nose and ears, unless you like that kind of thing, then go ahead. 😉
I like shooting close up portraits at f4 on my 135mm. This insurers that the whole face is tack sharp and in focus.
If you’re shooting a close up portrait with a second person in the shot, you might step down to f5, because believe it or not, f4 is still extremely narrow close up like this on a 135mm. So if your subjects are not exactly parallel with you, one of them could still be a bit out of focus.
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