Sometimes the foreground object isn’t the only subject of the photo. In the following shots the background was what I really cared about capturing. The foreground is a supporting actor.

When using this technique I sometimes like very soft focus on my real subject. Macro mode helps with that. You can also use our Bokeh software to soften the background.


Raleigh Skyline

Pickled Plum


Here is a set of photos that use this technique to varying degrees. It is hard to get just right. In the best case the foreground helps tell a story about the background.