This week’s topic in the pet photographer’s blog circle is “Selective Focus.”
Photographers, with the use of f-stops and focal lengths, have the power to decide if they want everything to be in focus or just select areas. This is usually what people have the most fun with when they graduate from a point-and-shoot camera to their first SLR camera.
In the photo below, you can see that Chubs is in focus, while the beach behind him is so blurry that you can’t even tell it’s a beach – it’s more of a distraction-free, neutral background.
One practical use for selective focus is to convey the activity on the Santa Monica boardwalk without being too cluttered with information.
Most often, a photographer will choose to have their subject in focus while keeping the background blurry…
But, if your background is interesting, it can be fun to do the opposite!
Now check out this week’s post from wonderful Boston pet photographer, Blue Amrich!