Shooting Through to Capture Your Subject

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There is a composition technique called “shooting through.” In this video, professional photographer Tony Sweet gives you a demonstration while shooting close ups of a flower garden. He uses a 300mm lens to create what he calls a foreground softball of color. In the composition, he positions a group of flowers in the foreground. Then, through the opening, he focuses on the single flower subject beyond. The idea is to capture the lone pink flower in sharpness, while the blurry foreground flowers bloom as a surrounding pastel color palette. In flower photography, there are many creative techniques. Shooting through is one of the best.

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