soft focus

noun Photography.
an image, often created by a special lens, that is recognizable but somewhat blurred or diffused.

Origin:
1915–20

soft-focus, adjective
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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.
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