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soft focus

noun, Photography
1.
an image, often created by a special lens, that is recognizable but somewhat blurred or diffused.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
Related forms
soft-focus, adjective
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Examples from the web for soft focus
  • To avoid being too anatomical when photographing the human form, try using soft focus or a little blur.
  • By picturing the things it lampoons in a soft focus, the movie ultimately sentimentalizes them.
  • soft focus shots of a cactus, water in a river, a desert.
  • They were done in soft focus and sepia tones which were to become trademarks for his later works.
  • soft focus will give a dreamy quality and authenticity to the century-and-a-half old story.
  • Problems with the camera, such as vacuum leaks, produced photos with a soft focus.
  • Thus a significant number of images are blurry or have a soft focus.

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