Formal Portraits
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Formal Portraits

The EOS RP now comes with pupil detection autofocus while in Servo mode, meaning that if you or your subject move slightly (we humans have to breathe, after all), the camera should be able to maintain critical focus – even when shooting at very wide apertures. This, coupled with Canon's pleasing color in JPEGs, means that you should get great results right out-of-camera. As we've been mentioning, Raw shooting will give you more noise than many other options, but if you're shooting with studio strobes and controlling your lighting carefully, you should be fine.

The one caveat is that the RP's pupil detection isn't best-in-class. Your subject's face has to take up a significant portion of the frame for it to work, or else it will fall back on general face detection, which could miss the precise focus you're looking for. Lastly, there are no native portrait RF lenses on the market yet (they're coming), but in the meantime, you can adapt a wide range of excellent and affordable EF lens options.

Photo by Richard Butler