Today’s image is an example of a technique I use in my stock photography – using out of focus foreground objects to frame the subject.

In this image from from a recent series of stock photos I did at a shooting range, Jason (the subject) is carefully placed within the framing of the blurred foreground shooter.  This technique goes along with what I have implemented in my stock photography for years – composing the image in three layers: foreground, subject and background with the foreground and background usually blurred.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/640 second, f/4, ISO 400