Depth of Field & Bokeh studies

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by SwissJ, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. SwissJ

    SwissJ TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    All comments & criticism welcomed. Thanks.

    #1
    [​IMG]

    #2

    [​IMG]

    #3

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  2. swmocity

    swmocity TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i like #3 the best, very koo
     
  3. BuS_RiDeR

    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,356
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Personally... I really like the first one.
     
  4. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    37,330
    Likes Received:
    10,643
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    All somewhat under-exposed, but excellent use of selective focus and control of DoF - what lens and aperture(s) were you using in these images?
     
  5. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,216
    Likes Received:
    5,002
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    #3 is a good example of Hollywood bokeh.

    The bokeh in #1 is very busy, edgy, and it's not as pleasing because it lacks the other kind of boken, nice, smooth, cream cheese bokeh.

    #2 looks like a focusing mistake, though I know it's not given the thread title.
     
  6. SwissJ

    SwissJ TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for the comments.

    They're shot with a Nikkor 50 1.4 on a Canon body. The aperture was either 1.4 or 1.8.
    I think #3 needs to be stopped down a bit cause the guy's head isn't all in focus.

    I think the motion of the people in #1 added to the strange bokeh. The shutter was set to get some blurring.

    #2 didn't come out as nice as I imagined. The binocular thingy is too blobby. I wanted the "eyes" to appear more ghostly with focus on "watchtower"

    Thanks again for commenting!
     
  7. BrianLy

    BrianLy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Awesome pictures. Great focus and blur.
     
  8. Tbini87

    Tbini87 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Chico, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    like the shots. interesting.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
depth and field photography
,
depth of field black and white photography
,

depth of field bokeh