The beauty of the foreground

May 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

When shooting wedding photography here in Toronto, I'm always looking for foreground shot.

It gives an entirely new perspective in the situation.  It adds depth and it adds dimension.  If I'm taking headshots, it's rare that I'll use foreground unless it's for creative purposes.  You want the least amount of distractions for headshots.  For product photography, I want the product at the center and the attention going straight there.  I'll use different backgrounds, but it's rare to use any type of foregrounds unless it's another product in the same product line.

But when it comes to intimate shots, couples shoots, wedding photography or family photos, adding foreground can change the shot.

 

This picture was shot at a couples night for a local church.  Using the lights created a heart shaped foreground bokeh that turned out to my liking.

For this picture, the foreground is actually framing my model.  In this case a girl that I was photographing for children's photoshoot.

So if you see me out there and I'm going in front of a fence or tree or getting low to get some foreground, I'm looking for the beauty of the foreground.

 


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