It has been awhile since I posed a Behind the Shot article. I started this a few years ago and then somehow it fell to the wayside. Anyway, I am going to try and be better at this and post one Behind the Shot article each week. 🙂
The idea is that I’ll provide you with settings and tips on various photos I’ve taken. I love when other photographers share this information and thought I’d do the same. If you have any questions or want additional details, feel free to email me or leave a comment below.
So let’s start with these photos….
Here are a couple of images I captured in San Francisco. I was on a photo walk with a few photographer friends and my friend Hillary (creator of the upcoming camp The Firefly Institute..check it out!) showed me the “blur on purpose” style of photography. Basically you set your camera to manual focus and blur the image… you guessed it…on purpose. I think it is a great effect especially when shooting something with lights, like this taxi cab or the ferry building and city traffic. Give it a try, I think you’ll like the artsy effect.