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