Finally! I feel like I have this weeks challenge in the bag! Out of focus is the theme for the photos, which could include anything from the entire image being out of focus, using a very shallow depth of field to have portions of the image blurred, or using bokeh. Bokeh? What is this magical photo word that I’ve seen all over the place and never bothered to look into? Well, it simply means the blur in an image, either the entire photo or a portion. When researching it, it seems that it is more specifically defined as the blurred effect of light entering the lens. You can read up more about it here in an article from Nikon, which gives some good examples of both the play on light and different portions of objects as the image focal point. Here are a couple of images that I’ve taken in the past that fit the criteria of “out of focus”, though I do plan to take more images this week!
As for the business challenge, the task this week is to start a blog….::looks around::…yes! Done! I have to admit, I did cheat a little by looking ahead at what the business tasks were going to be, but I’m glad I did. This way I’ve had a way to document everything that I’ve been working on so far, and I wouldn’t feel the need to play catch up in posting the first three week’s work this week. I suppose I can spend this week not only shooting photos, but catching up on the business tasks that I didn’t do from week 2 & 3. I will reach out to photographers, and for last week, I will reach out to vendors! I have a couple in mind already, so wish me luck!