I have started taking amateur indoor portraits as well as street portraits. I am using the Olympus 75mm f1.8. So I have learned to place my autofocus on the eyes of whomever I am photographing. I am trying to take portraits with a cinematic look. Like this: Blitzwinter in Lucerne | Flickr - Photo Sharing! or Dislike Coke | Flickr - Photo Sharing! These are the closest style that I could find at the moment. For achieving a very sharp difference between the subject and background, would pointing the focus point at the "outline" of their face be better than pointing it at their eyes? When I shoot at f1.8 and point it at their eyes, the outline of their face sometimes is out of focus and I don't see the sharp contrast between the subject and background. So what I was thinking was pointing the autofocus at the outline of their face, stopping the lens down to maybe f2.8 or so, so that there is about half a foot in front of the subject's side of the face that falls in the range of focus. Would that work?