On my camera I use the autofocus, but I can change the place and size of the 'box' I focus on (On my camera this is the 'area' focus setting on 'custom' mode). I use this because it gives me loads of flexibility about which subject I focus on, and is also easy and quick. When choosing where to focus, the obvious, and often best, place is the foreground, or main subject. However, it's important to consider other options, as they can be just as effective, and it can be better to blur out the foreground so the background is more visible. It can also help to deliberately vary your focal points (as I have done below), to compare and see which works best.
Today, we went to Penshurst, and I decided to try and take photos where there is an obvious foreground an dbackground, so I could compare the shots more easily. This wasn't too hard, as I often take photos like this, but i tend to lean towards foreground focuses, so it was challenge to get one where it looked best with the background in focus. However, I managed it on more photos than I expected, so I aim to attempt more varied focus points in the future.
This post is part of a series on my channel which I am doing as the first part of my Silver Arts Award in Photography. Part A is when you begin to develop your skills in your chosen art form. I decided to work on my technique, focusing on a different aspect of photography technique each week for 8 weeks. I really appreciate any feedback, positive or negative, on my posts, so please comment anything you'd like to say. I would love it if you would follow me on my journey to try and improve on photography technique!
My camera is a Fujfilm XA2, and I would highly recommend it, especially for beginners :)
If you are interested in doing silver arts award, go to their website: http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=64
Please help me complete Part D of my arts award by giving me some information on photography careers: https://www.photoblog.com/forum/t/careeers-in-photography/44360