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Tips for Shooting Off-centre Composition

Should you place your main subject in the centre of the frame or off-centre composition?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question. It all depends on your style and desire. However, many advanced photographers believe that the off-centre composition makes Dynamic photos and placing the subject in the centre of the frame creates Static images.

The following tips help you shooting off-centre effortlessly. 

Off-centre Composition

Off-centre composition
Off-centre composition creates dynamic photos.

1- Focus Lock

If you shoot off-centre occasionally, Focus Lock is the best choice. Set the camera’s focusing mode to “Single Shot” while the focusing point is in the centre of the frame. 

Press the shutter button halfway to activate Autofocus. Hold down the shutter button to lock the focus and recompose to place the subject off-centre.

2- Change the Focusing Point

If you are like me and often shoot off-centre, set the focusing point to the right or left of the frame. So, your camera will always focus off-centre. 

Make sure that you know where the focusing point is.

Centre Composition

off-centre composition
Centre composition creates static images

Off-centre Composition

off-centre composition
Same image as above but off-centre composition.

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