Selective Focus Is Your Friend – Event Photographer
Selective focus is what an event photographer must apply when covering an event. It is a technique in which an event photographer selectively focuses on the subject of an image while ignoring all other aspects of the scene.
The interesting aspect of using selective focus is that it isolates the subject within an image and directs the viewer’s’ attention to the exact point the event photographer wants to be observed. Generally, what selective focus does is to make part of an image sharp and in focus while the background is one giant blur.
When you apply selective focus, you will know the right moment to take shots of the keynote speaker especially when the entire audiences are in full attention. Images like these speak well of the company and explain how well the speaker is able to engage the audience in his speech.
Moments of the audience paying attention to the speaker may not come easily, this is why you must always be in the mood and focus on keynote speakers when they are addressing the audience. This will give you the opportunity to capture great moments that will make your client happy.
There are several benefits of applying selective focus in your photography; some of these benefits are;
- Selective focus guides your viewers’ eyes to a specific subject in the image
- It enhances the primary subject of an image with a supplementary background.
- Most times, selective focus helps to smooth or completely eliminate any distracting background in an image.
- With selective focus, you can give a subject context like location, weather, time of the day, season etc without competing.
- Also, selective focus helps to create an image nobody can duplicate.
Unlike what most event photographers think, selective focus doesn’t require any special equipment. Although some equipment may naturally make the job easier, any photography camera can give you the selective focus effect you need.