Do you cull through your photos and skip over the ones that are out of focus? Do you always strive to have your entire scene in focus? Take a look at this photo. I love how Sarah documented the detail of her son’s full head of hair resting on the couch and you can see dad in the background – though not fully in focus. These kinds of perspective images evoke a certain emotion within me. The old Marie never saw images this way. I was so strung up on the technical rules that were in my head. So next time you are shooting, find a detail within your scene to keep in focus and let the rest fade away. Try it a few times and I’ll bet you’ll see the photo art too.
Here’s what Sarah had to say about her image and why it is iconic to her:
This image is of my son and husband, after they had both fallen asleep together. Moments like these fill my heart with such love. My husband is a wonderful and hands-on father, and while he’s home he exhausts himself while playing with our energetic toddler. Their connection and relationship to one another is so special to me, and I love having the opportunity to capture these moments and preserve them.
Camera Data: 1/250 f/1.8 85mm
My name is Sarah Chase, owner and photographer of Chase Photography. I am also the mother and wife. I have always had a camera practically glued to me, taking pictures anywhere and everywhere, but my true photography journey started after the birth of my son. I didn’t want to forget a single detail, moment, or milestone, and took pictures every single day. Nearly three years ago I began to branch out to do the same for others, and I have been in love with my job ever since.