Archery Target Photography

Now, here’s an easy one, or is it? Archery Target Photography – when taking photographs of targets with arrows in, should the arrows be ‘out of focus’ or ‘in focus’ to get the better shot?

This could divide opinion. In my mind the arrows being ‘in focus’ seems more pleasing to me. But if the arrows are in focus you can really see where the arrow points have landed, and isn’t that more important? So arrows out of focus is then better.

Or should you not take the image from the end of the arrows but actually is it better to take the photograph from the side or from a diagonal angle? Should you get the whole of the arrows into the frame or is where the arrows have landed more important to the image?

arrows out of focus

arrows in focus

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