Tribal leader, Sulawesi, Indonesia
on the eyes: They are the most important feature of a face, "the
window of the soul." In this photograph, you can see the moisture
in the man's eyes and the nobility and character of his face. The
white tusks he wears and the blurred shield in the background give
additional clues to the nature of his world. A 200-millimeter lens
was used to achieve this blurring effect.
two objects are competing, use selective focusing to make an effective
statement. Focusing on the girl in the foreground and deliberately
blurring her friend in the background produces a startling accentuation
of the shape of these faces. A telephoto lens maximizes contrasts.
With a wide-angle lens, both girls would be in sharp focus.