I don’t always get it right and here’s the proof.
Stopped at Kurt McCurdy's real estate office in Uptown on Sunday to make a photo with Santa. Kurt rarely lets someone pass by his State Street office without asking if they want to talk to Santa and Mrs. Claus.
That means a steady stream of possible photo subjects that might go beyond being snapshots and become a photo that might tell a deeper, more human story. Like this photo of a mother showing her child its photograph with the Clauses on her phone.
It happened very quickly. Grabbed the camera with the wide-angle lens, stepped to my right, composed, pressed the focus button, and made the photo just as the mother pulled the phone away.
Only problem. My focus point was not dead center, on the child. It was on the background, at the upper right. On the background.
Out of focus.
It was salvageable with a little help from Photoshop and Luminar Neo. But salvage doesn’t mean it couldn’t have been much better if I’d done my job better.
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