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Selective Focus


    Key Points to Remember

    • Selective focus images will draw attention to a small area of a scene by forcing less important areas to be out of focus.
    • To help increase this effect, arrange your scene to include foreground, middle ground, and background elements.
    • If you have a zoom lens, make sure the lens is extended out to ?zoom in? on your subject to create more selective focus.
    • Turn your flash ?off? for accurate color and to preserve the control of your lighting set up.
    • Set the camera?s white balance to ?tungsten? and use 2-3 200watt soft white lightbulbs to light your set.
    • To avoid camera shake and blurry images, use a tripod, activate the self timer function, prefocus with the shutter release button, wait for the focus confirmation (either green light or audible beep), and use a tripod, along with the camera?s self timer function.
    • Bracket your exposures with exposure compensation, and shoot with the tungsten white balance setting

    Example Images