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Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio by Lindsay Adler

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Challenge 24. Shoot an Out-of-Focus Photo Well

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We photographers are often constrained by the notion that our subjects must be completely in focus. But why should we follow rules that other artists feel free to throw out the window? Why must every image be tack-sharp or hold detail in every highlight? After all, painters don’t hesitate to create soft, abstract images or to have pure whites in their paintings. If you understand the rules and know how to break them effectively, you can create high-impact images that stand out from the competition.

For this challenge, shoot an image in which the subject is out of focus, whether that’s because the subject or camera was moving or because the lens was not focused.

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