Definitions for "Selective Focus"
Keywords:  blur, shallow, focus, isolate, viewer
The creative use of focus. Focus can be set so that one plane or subject in a crowded scene emerges, or for sharpness near to far in a scene that covers miles. Selective focus is achieved through the use of various focal length lenses, by altering camera to subject distance, and by changing f-stop settings.
A technique in which one portion of a photograph is in focus while other elements are blurred. The viewer's eye is naturally drawn toward the part of the photo that is in sharp focus.
Employing shallow depth of field through the use of a wide aperture so that the subject is isolated from its surroundings because they are not in focus.