We’re huge fans of the technique called “free-lensing,” which I also call lens whacking. You literally take the lens off the body. From there, manually move the lens around to focus and change the depth of field.
Free-Lensing to highlight emotions, details, or people
We often use free-lensing to create warm, romantic images — the bokeh and creamy textures always make an image feel more painterly. Using free-lensing, you can highlight a person, face, emotional expressions or particular details by keeping sharp focus on something small and letting other things blur out.
With a large group, you can blur out other’s faces, bringing focus to one individual or another part of the image. When you get a gorgeous blur on things in the background of an image through this technique, it adds a painterly quality to the image.
No matter how free-lensing is used, it’s another tool to bring focus to a particular part of an image. You can also use it for details and venue images to create more unique and artsy images for a couple.
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