Today’s small tip to better your photography is a simple yet crucial one and the title of this post really explains it all. Portraits are the most common type of photograph that people take. People contstantly ask me to evaluate their photos that they think are amazing. 50% of the time when there is a person in the photograph their eyes are not sharp. This DESTROYS the shot. When taking a portrait, focus on the eyes. Don’t focus on their nose or their hair, focus on their eyes. If their head is turned toward the camera, focus on the eye that is closest to the camera.
That said, I’m sure to get “but Marko what if I want to try something funky and keep the subject blurry to get an effect”. In that case you can do whatever you want to do, because that is your intention. You gotta know the rules before you can break the rules.