Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"overriding auto focus... "

I've been trying to get as sharp as possible images of the subjects for too long; it's time to relax a little. Interestingly, it is equally enjoyable... not to focus, at least occasionally.:-)


Blogger Ian Bramham said...

I agree with your sentiments completely Hugo and anyway its envigorating to experiment a little isn't it!

I've been trying blurry photos as well recently...I can't pretend they proved popular when I posted them but I love them all the same which is all that matters

4:19 PM  
Blogger hugo poon said...

Hi Ian,

Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone.

"... I love them all the same which is all that matters."

Couldn't agree more. I'm doing what I feel and working for my own pleasure... To me, the fun of photography is mostly about capturing and conveying the mood / emotion of the moment. If blurring the images intentionally can help to do this, why shouldn't we give it a try? A photographer must be able to cause a deep emotion to himself through the image before he can wish any viewers be touched...

BTW, where can I find your blurry photos? I guess I would love them.:-)

All the best,

10:01 PM  
Blogger Ian Bramham said...

Hi Hugo...well this was the first time that I tried blurry photos and it was an experimental attempt to try and convey some of the hurry and bustle of the Paris Metro system (without having every shot so full of people that it was meaningless)....these days I'm feeling much more self-confident about my photos so I posted them to DPReviews Nikon D40-80 forum. I knew that I risked a 'mixed' reception but have to admit that I wasn't quite prepared for such a high level of negativity :-)

I'm not too worried about the negative comments as I only ever take photos for myself, however for a while I have to admit to not feeling quite as upbeat as usual!

I've since opened an account at Flickr where there is a specialist group for any type of photography you can think of, including blurry shots! should give Flickr (or Aminus3) a try; I think you'd like it.

By the way, I'm still posting pics on the Nikon forum and even came second place in one of the regular recent photo challenges...but I'll be a bit more cautious about what I decide to post there in the future :-)

Here's the DPReview link
....and here's where you can see the final series as a slideshow :

Best wishes,


4:26 AM  
Blogger Ian Bramham said...

Hugo....I came across this blurry pic recently at JPG Magazine which I thought you might like :

12:12 AM  

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