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?