So… I want to know what you think.
Some of my favourite shots, that have become a bit of a signature shot for me, are those where the focus is removed from what would traditionally be the focal point of a photograph. Allowing the subject (via the aperture setting) to blur. In some instances I allow the subject to become fully part of the bokeh, but others it’s only a mild blur. Either way, I love the feelings that these shots can evoke. I really do love them.
Not sure what I’m talking about? I’ve shared many images of this type on my blog previously. One of the more memorable was probably this one: Boudoir Photography.
Here are a couple examples from a recent shoot (of which I never shared a preview):
They just evoke a certain feeling that you don’t get looking directly at the subject. Kinda voyeuristic. Like you are getting to peer into a secret moment that wasn’t meant for you. It’s moodier. Allows you to place more of your own emotion into the photograph. It allows you in, in such a way that a traditional portrait doesn’t.
I LOVE these shots. They really are some of my absolute favourites. But, my husband doesn’t like them AT ALL. LMAO And I’m at a loss as to why. So. What do YOU think? I really do want to know. I’ll keep taking them, regardless… because I love them. LOL But I am curious. Am I taking them only for myself because I’m the only one out there who appreciates them? Or do they speak to an audience larger than me?
What do you think?
Posted on July 4, 2011, in Nikon D90, People, TD Photography and tagged art, artistic photography, blur, blurry pictures, bokeh, emotion, peeking, peering, photograph, photographer, photographic, photographs, photography, photography as art, query, secret moment, signature shots, stylized photography, subject matter, subject placement, TD Photography, voyeuristic, your opinion. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.