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Selective Focus

One thing that differentiates the knowledgeable photographer from the snapshooter is the ability to use focus to isolate or emphasize portions of a subject. When one thing is in focus and the rest of the image is blurry, our eye is automatically drawn to the sharp portion of the image. Whether you’re using a conventional or digital camera, you need to make these decisions at the time you take the photo. Unfortunately, the process is complicated with most digital cameras, because virtually everything in a digital image might be sharp, regardless of what lens settings you use. I’ll get into the reasons behind this in Chapter 3, “Mastering Camera Controls.” On the plus side, those working with digital images have tools that are not available to the traditional photographer. An image editor can apply selective focus effects quickly, and in a much more precise, repeatable, and easily modified way.

Indeed, one of the key advantages of applying effects in an image editor is that you don’t have to risk ruining an original piece of film every time you experiment.


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