Photo 52: Within the Frame

Creative Composition: Intentionally Out of Focus {Week 50}

Focus is a big deal in photography. But sometimes photographers choose to use focus in a different way, to draw the viewers eyes to contrasting colors or other elements that are emphasized by the change in depth of focus. Removing focus changes the story, changes what the viewers' eyes sees.

Below is a photo I took of my oldest son playing with his friends in the late afternoon.  The light coming in the window at the time was such that it just bathed them in their busyness.  With the image being out of focus, there is a painterly quality as well as an energy that captures a brief moment in time of life with boys. 

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