Sticky: Make blurry photographs
Modern cameras are designed for perfection. From the lens glass, to the sensor to the software used in your camera – everything is designed to get you sharp, beautiful, color accurate images.
While this is a nice technical ambition, it doesn’t promote variety in the aesthetic of the images we are trying to capture. One way of shaking things up creatively is to try and mess up your images.
Make blurry photographs. They bring a sense of abstraction to your work and create a strong nostalgic sense to the viewer.
There have been several contemporary photographers who’ve made “out of focus” their signature. Check out the architectural work of Hiroshi Sugimoto who’s wonderful images are thrown out of focus. Or even the dramatic skies in the work of Michael Kenna that employ motion blur to achieve an effect.
Mix it up – try new things!