| Written by Ronnie |
For the longest time, I thought all blurry photos were bad photos. Then, of course, I learnt how to create bokeh effects on my smartphone, and I soon realised that blurry can be both fun and artistic.
However, it was only when I started shooting with my Fujifilm x100s that I truly learnt the beauty of blurring certain frames.
The effect is simple to achieve: You simply bring your frame into focus, then manually adjust the lens to bring it out of focus. Depending on the effect that you are after, you can blur as little or as much as you wish.
Personally, I think that blurring imagery in this manner creates something akin to a painting, and the result can be almost ethereal.
Often, I take two versions of the one frame: I take a sharp, crisp version to include in our family's life album or photo books, and then I create a blurred version for my personal archives—the latter often ends up on my personal blog along with words from my journal.
Yes, blurry can be beautiful, so why not try and blur on purpose today?
You can read the other posts in this series here.