Using Selective Focus to Bring Attention to Your Portrait Subject
Whether it’s a portrait of a person, a dog, or a wild animal, selective focus allows you to bring greater attention to your subject by keeping it ultra sharp while creating a background that’s nice and blurry.
Bryan Peterson of Adorama TV shows us exactly how to accomplish this look in the video below. Using a NIKKOR 200-500mm lens with a Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set, Bryan is able to get in super close on his subject - a butterfly resting on a flower. What’s more, the shots Bryan gets with this setup shows the subject in crystal clear detail, but in front of a deliciously blurry background, even though he’s just a few feet away from the butterfly.
Have a look at the video below and inspect Bryan’s sample images to see what a positive effect selective focus has on his images!
Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus
Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG 12mm, 20mm, and 36mm Tubes for Nikon AF Digital and Film Cameras