Friday, January 02, 2009

Sometimes, an Out-of-Focus Shot Works Well Too

In the vast majority of cases, you want your shots to have sharp focus. A shot being out of focus can usually ruin a shot so badly that it can't be saved, even with post-processing.

However, there are times when you might want to shoot an out of focus shot on purpose. One reason might be to create an effect of vagueness and abstraction. By shooting the right types of subjects out of focus, you can get some interesting photos.

From Wolfish Musings Pictures

Both images taken with Canon XSi, 100mm macro lens
f/2.8, 1/125 second

As always, comments, critiques and criticisms are welcomed and encouraged.

The Wolf

Previous Photos
The Ghosts Of Grand Central
Third Night
Shooting From A Different Angle
Sunflower Arrangement (discussion of lens apertures and depth of field)
Empire (basic discussion of lenses)
Hovering Bee
Sunflower Macro
Statue of Liberty
Trinity Church, September 11, 2008
Manhattan Tulips


Anonymous said...

I can understand a completely-Torah related site deciding to make no comment on what is going on in Israel right now. But on a site which records your various interests and notes the various things that catch your attention, your lack of any comment having to do with anything but tracking silly antics in the world of black hat Orthodoxy and your photography hobby leads to the impression that it just doesn't mean anything to you.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

I've always wondered how they make those effects. Like in videos a lot of times it has those circles of lights when it goes out of focus.

Very pretty pictures. I like the second one best.