Color Over Detail

When, and how, should a photographer sacrifice detail and focus to color? Its important to determine which element of an image is key, and decide how to strengthen it, even if that means sacrificing other elements that we usually consider important to an image. Here we are looking at a shot that would be all about the classic car, if it was a full focus image. To make it more about form, and especially color, the choice was made to use a LensBaby lens to create a selective focus image. This way the user has little choice but to view the overall forms, and especially the colors, of the image, as there is little else in the frame to distract from them.


C. David Tobie


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