what setting to shoot more than one subject. whenever i take a photo with more than one person, someone is slightly blury. Tokk a pic of a group on stairccase. the front row was perfect...the back row out of focus again?
I had the same problem at a recent event I photographed. Still getting used to my 50 f/1.4 and was large aperature happy. I didn't get some of the shots I could have because I had the aperature opened up way too much. Looking back on it, I was at f/1.8 or so and I figure I should have been around f/2.8-f/4, maybe even smaller. Live and learn I suppose.
The "in focus" area runs from the point of primary focus into the foreground as well as into the background. So focusing on a target in the middle of the group is the best way to use lens DOF characteristics for sharp portraits. Here's a staircase shot using that principle. The shooting data was f/4.0 at 38.0mm on a d200 body.
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