January 18

Posted by Ryan Adney on 1/18/2018 7:00:00 AM

Here is a blurry picture:

What makes a good blurry picture and a bad blurry picture? How is this a good blurry picture?


  • Removing Distractions – throw part of your image out of focus (with a large aperture) and you can eliminate distractions in the foreground or background.
  • Creating Mood – sometimes a shallow depth of field with lots of beautiful blur can create a wonderful mood in your shots.
  • Creating a Sense of Motion – while sometimes you’ll want to freeze moving objects at other times the blur that such objects create in images can enhance the shot and convey to your viewers shots just how fast the image is travelling at
  • Abstract/Art – blur or lack of focus itself can actually become the focal point of an image in an artistic way.