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Subject: [Leica] Re: Focus on the glasses? Or the eyeballs?
From: firkin at (firkin)
Date: Tue Jul 26 16:11:38 2005
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I agree with your choice: if the frames were out of focus, I think the 
portrait would look weird: then again, sometimes weird is what we need ;-) 

Kyle Cassidy writes: 

> Someone rightly pointed out that in my recent portrait of george crumb 
> I focused on the eyeglass frames, rather than the eyeballs -- and this is
> something I've always done thinking that if the eyeglass frames are in
> focus, it gives us the illusion that the FACE is in focus in a way that
> sharp eyeballs and blurry glasses frames doesn't. is there real 
> conventional
> wisdom on this? What do the real photographers do? 
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Alastair Firkin 

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