Direct Your Viewer's Eye with Focus

Lolo Pass Wildflowers
Montana/Idaho Border

One of the ways to ensure your viewer knows the subject of your photo is to make the subject sharp and the background out of focus. You can do this with your distance from the main subject (close) and the aperture (large) on the lens. Here I focused on the yellow blooms at a 50mm focal length and used an aperture of f/5. This made the background become blurry, making it easier to pay attention to the main point of interest.

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