Artistic Intent & Depth of Field

Summary – Depth of field is a powerful technique when it comes to artistic intent. No, everything does not have to be in sharp focus – unless you’re a competition judge 😉


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Spring Has Sprung (neighbor’s dogwood 4/21/14)

To each his own, but for me shallow depth of field is artsy

Without it, backgrounds are distracting & the rest is too busy

I want to show you the subject – with no doubt what & where it is

And reduce the rest to soft pleasing context


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Changing Aperture; Fixed Focus Point

Changing Aperture; Fixed Focus Point

 Changing Aperture; Fixed Focus Point

Fixed Aperture; Changed Focus Point

Easter Lily in my sun room 4/21/14


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