Saturday, August 8, 2009

Depth of Field

Just wanted to put my two cents worth in on the depth of field question. I will not comment on what depth of field that I find most realistic, but I would like to state my opinion on what depth of field I find the most pleasing.

I find that a shallow depth of field not only isolates your subject, but also can give your photo an almost dream-like quality and a sense of wonder or mystery.
For me that's what photography is all about--creating a daydream that we can share with others.




2 comments:

  1. I like your shot and your philosophy. I often shoot with a small depth of field to help simplify the viewing experience. I want the viewer to enjoy the magic of the moment, not get lost in so much detail, that they don't know what to look at next.

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  2. Thanks Tedric,

    This is the busy season for me (in landscaping) so I probably won't be very active on your blog until late fall, but I love your idea of having multiple contributors to your blog. Keep up the great work.

    All the Best, Jeff

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