Using center AF point vs. moving AF point

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dopamine_cookie Junior Member • Posts: 31
Using center AF point vs. moving AF point

Hi, I'm curious about using AF points.

To start with, I've been taking photos in these steps.

1) Get subject(person) in the frame as I want.

2) Move the AF point to the person's eye(or face)

3) Then shoot.

But I came to a photo class and the tutor teaches as that we should keep the AF point in the center of the frame. So to tutor says the step should be

1) Put the person's eye(face) in the center of the frame.

2) Half-press the shutter to get focus on the eye.

3) Then move the frame as desired.(The golden ratio or whatever)

I understand that that would work too but I'm not sure why I shouldn't use the broad selection of AF points that D500 provides. I think the accuracy of focus wouldn't matter unless I use the very corner.

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