All of the preceding photographs, except for the silhouette of the giraffes, have one thing in common: their eyes are in focus. I feel that if the eyes are not in focus and well lit, I’ve missed the shot. With Canon digital SLRs, you can easily move the focus point (via the touchscreen camera controls, or the 8-way Multi-controller, depending on the camera) to the exact point on which you want to focus.
Before you shoot, make sure the focus point is placed on the eyes. After you shoot, check the focus point when you play back the image on the LCD monitor, which is possible on my 5D Mark IV and several other Canon digital SLR cameras, by going to the Playback menu and selecting: AF point disp.— Enable.
Well my friends, thank you for coming on a virtual photo safari with me. I hope my tips help make your photo safari, even if it’s to a wildlife park, a photo success.
I’ll see you here again soon on the Canon Digital Learning Center — a great place to hone your photography skills, as well as a great site that shows you how to have more fun with your photography.