I’ve heard it said that for a photograph to work, it has to have something in crisp focus – sharp. This includes images where the photographer is using blur through movement or focus to illustrate something – movement, subject separation etc. I have to ask why? Who says…?
So many of these “rules” have been made into hard and fast principles by hearsay, and they are simply not true. Have a look at the work Julieanne Kost has been doing on her Passenger Seat series to see what I mean. So, don’t get fixated on some arbitrary “rule”. Instead, go out there and create some beautiful images. Who cares what “rules” they break!
Photo Details: Nikon D7100 and Nikkor AF-S 80 – 400 VRII. ISO 100 and ⅛ sec at f22.
Roger de la Harpe