This month’s creative challenge is Foreground Framing. This is the technique of placing something in the foreground between you and your subject in order to help direct your eye towards it and provide context to the image. The thing in the foreground is usually, but not always deliberately thrown out of focus.
If you are trying to improve your photography this is also a really good opportunity to switch your camera to aperture priority or manual and experiment with altering your F Stop. All of the images you’ll see in this post achieve the blurry effect by being shot with a wide aperture. Depending on your equipment you may find your widest aperture is about f/3.5 on a zoom or perhaps f/1.8 if you have a fixed length (eg 50mm lens) One of the professional images you’ll see later in the post was shot at f/1.6 which requires quite an expensive lens and is probably not something you’ll be able to match!